Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah addressed India captain Virat Kohli as “world’s worst behaved player” on social media. He also added that he had no intention to leave the country.
Nowadays, Virat Kohli is in the news for his argument with Australia captain Tim Paine during the second test match. His verbal spat with Paine received criticism back home where actor Naseeruddin Shah called him “world’s worst behaved player”.
“Virat K is not only the worlds best batsman but also the worlds worst behaved player. His cricketing brilliance pales beside his arrogance and bad manners. And I have no intention of leaving the country by the way,” Shah wrote on his verified account on Facebook.
The spat started when Kohli clashed with Paine on Monday and was about to chest-bumping him during the second innings of Australia. Later umpire Chris Gaffney had to step in to separate them. His this behavior got scrutinized by his fans as well as former players.
Former Australia captain Allan Border said on Fox Cricket, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen any captain carry on like that.”
Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey told, “Kohli is out of control. I don’t like his attitude at the moment.”
During the post-lunch show on Sony, Sanjay Manjrekar commented, “Virat Kohli is such a champion player that we kind of accept everything he does on the pitch. Had Virat Kohli not been the champion player he is some of his antics on the field would have created quite a stir.” Manjrekar further added, “You have to behave responsibly at times though. There are other ways to score runs. What I mean is Brand Virat Kohli helps him get away with his on-field behaviour.”
Some days ago, Kohli posted a video where he asked a fan to leave the country as the fan had said he likes English and Australian batsmen more than Indian batsmen. The skipper’s comment got the mixed reaction and started a debate on social media.
While most of the people criticised the veteran actor for saying Kohli the “worst behaved player”, others supported Kohli by saying that aggression is needed to beat the Australians. “You cannot win against Aussies without showing aggression,” someone wrote that. Many have supported Naseeruddin Shah as well.