‘Critics should be ashamed of blaming me for World Cup defeat’, says Virat Kohli

| Friday, April 10, 2015 - 18:57
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One should be ashamed for criticizing Anushka, says Virat Kohli

KOLKATA: Lashing out at critics, India’s Test Captain and ace player Virat Kohli said that ‘they should be ashamed of themselves’ as ‘no one has won more matches’ than him in the past five years. Kohli was speaking in context of the criticism he and his girlfriend Anushka Sharma had to face following his poor show in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final between India and Australia. 

This was the first time the 26-year-old player opened up since the World Cup exit for which his girlfriend from B-town suffered the bashing on several social networking sites. 

In reference to the abuses the ‘NH-10’ actress faced after the semi-final battle between India and Australia, Kohli at a promotional event of his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore said, “At a human level, I would say I was hurt and the people who said those things and the way they said should be ashamed of themselves.”

The star player of the Indian Cricket Team was strangely open at the time of his interaction with media as he did not forget to mention about his splendid performance in last few years.

“I was personally very disappointed to receive such a reaction from people. I have consistently performed well for the last five years that has even helped India win in several matches but I am hurt to be blamed for just one match. I don’t think there is anyone in the team who has done better than me,” he said.

After the public outrage, Kohli stated that he now is aware that ‘whom to trust’. “To see those responses after just one match was very disappointing for me personally. It makes you lose faith in a lot of people. It’s also a good thing in a way, because, you get to know who’s with you and who’s not. It was not in my control but yes, the reactions were definitely very disappointing,” Kohli said.

Taking a jibe at media, the right-handed middle-order batsman sarcastically commented that there are different factors for different players when it comes to ‘dip in form’.

“It’s funny that I never know when my rough patch comes but you make the judgment. In my case, if I don’t perform well in two games, it is dip in form but if any other player has done well in two games out of 10, they come back in form,” Kohli said at his sarcastic best. 

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