India defeated Australia by eight wickets to take four-Test series 2-1. This nerve-wracking series was continuously bounded by a lot of controversies. Australians plotted tricky situations to provoke Indian players, especially, Virat Kohli.
When Virat Kohli was ruled out of the fourth Test with a shoulder injury, Brad Hodge, former Australian cricketer, made an unfair remark on him. He claimed that it will look “dirty” if he plays in the IPL, after missing the final test.
This is what Hodge said,
You’d hope as a sportsman that he’s seriously injured. I’m hopeful, as a Gujarat Lions coach, that when we play RCB in a couple of weeks that he’s not playing. Because if you miss one game of Test match cricket and you’re fronting up the next week for RCB versus whoever, at Bangalore, Chinnaswamy Stadium… You’d be pretty dirty if you didn’t front up to a Test match and try and win a valuable series against Australia. You would think that your captain would get out there and get amongst the fight and get in there.
Now, Amitabh Bachchan, an avid lover of cricket, came to rescue Kohli and shattered Hodge’s insensitive comment in one tweet.
This is what he tweeted,
T 2477 – Brad Hodge says ‘Virat skipped 4th to play IPL’ .. RUBBISH ! he did it to tell you that his team can wallop you even without him ! pic.twitter.com/FVxFpYcgEq
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 27, 2017
Never mess with our cricketers, Hodge.