Not just journalists but Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland too took a jibe at Kohli, saying the 28-year-old did not know how to spell the word sorry. Earlier, a piece in an Australian newspaper had termed Kohli as the Donald Trump of world sport.
India will take on Australia in the crucial fourth and final Test match that will take place in Dharamsala from Saturday.
Virat Kohli was present at the Dharamsala stadium with his India teammates on Thursday and took part in the customary warm-up with a bandaged right shoulder.
Indian captain Virat Kohli's participation in the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala is still not certain. Sources in BCCI have told NDTV that his injury has flared up once again.
Virat Kohli took over as India captain from his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur lashed out at Cricket Australia officials for targeting India captain Virat Kohli and criticised the Indian board for not standing behind the team and the captain.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will take on Australia in the fourth and final Test at Dharamsala from Saturday.
The Indian cricket team, represented by Cheteshwar Pujara, took on the Australian media for targeting skipper Virat Kohli.
Insisting that there was no interference from the team management, HPCA curator Sunil Chauhan said on Thursday that he has prepared a bouncy wicket for the decisive fourth Test, starting on Saturday.
Kohli is yet to deliver in the ongoing Test series against Australia and Gilchrist said the 28-year-old is due for big runs in the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala, starting Saturday.
Going by what is in store for both sides at Dharamsala, Australia might opt to go in with an extra seamer instead of a spinner in a pitch that is supposed to assist the faster bowlers. The Pune Test hero, in all likelihood, will be dropped from the playing XI and be replaced by pacer Jackson Bird.
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Kohli had stopped short of calling Smith a cheat after the Australian skipper sought dressing room's advice for a DRS call, triggering off a major controversy.
Former Australian bowler Geoff Lawson has slammed Virat Kohli, urging him to show more responsibilty and better behaviour as captain of the Indian cricket team.
India captain Virat Kohli had also hinted at the possibility of including Mohammed Shami in the 4th Test, who got four wickets for Bengal in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Tamil Nadu.
Michael Clarke has come out in defence of Virat Kohli saying that 2-3 Australian journalists are trying to tarnish the image of the India skipper.
India have been overconfident in the series vs Australia and will be nervous in the upcoming fourth and final Test in Dharamsala, says Mitchell Johnson
This criticism of Kohli not just a drew a strong response from Indian cricket fans but also Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The actor, who as an avid cricket lover, took to Twitter to indulge in some banter.