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Bachchan to rescue after Oz tabloid calls Virat 'Trump of world sport'

Virat Kohli clutches his shoulder after injuring it. Photograph: (AFP)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 21, 2017, 02.48 PM (IST)

A day after the Australian tabloid the Daily Telegraph called Virat Kohli the "Donald Trump of world sport", Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan came to the cricketer's defence. .

"... thank you Aussi media for accepting that he is a winner and the PRESIDENT," Bachchan tweeted. 

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"Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport," the Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph had said on Tuesday.

"The Indian captain is a law unto himself with no one – not even the ICC or his own board – holding him accountable for his continual perpetuation of fake news," it added. 

The newspaper had taken umbrage to Kohli accusing the Australian captain Steve Smith of mocking him after he was given out. 

Kohli said Smith clutched his shoulder when he (Kohli) was given out.

Kohli had hurt his shoulder earlier.

The Telegraph went on to say "television footage clearly showed it was a teammate’s hand on Smith’s shoulder as players embraced to celebrate the fall of Kohli’s wicket."

There often tends to be bad blood between Australia and India but thankfully, cooler heads prevail too. 

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Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle had this to say: "If we have to use toxicity and divisiveness to spread our game, we are using a short-term approach that can only be harmful."  

Plus, it might also help to remember the Daily Telegraph is a tabloid. 

(WION)

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