MUMBAI: Bollywood veteran Naseeruddin Shah claimed Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the world’s “worst behaved player.”
Virat, who has had his fair share of controversies on account of aggression and anger, landed himself in a soup when he asked a fan to leave the country after the latter said he likes English and Australian batsmen more than Indian batsmen.
The 30-year-old skipper’s comment ignited a debate on social media, with people brutally slamming the cricketer.
Shah, who is the latest in the bandwagon of the skipper’s critics, criticised Virat on Facebook for his behaviour and also took a jibe at him by saying that he has no intention of leaving the country.
“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.
Soon after sharing it, comments from all corners poured in. While Kohli’s fans defended him by saying that this kind of aggression is needed to beat Australia, others joined Shah to slam the cricketer.
“You cannot win against Aussies without showing aggression,” read one comment. Many wrote in support of Shah as well.
Aptly put by Naseeruddin Shah. Love Kohli the batsman, hate Kohli the person. pic.twitter.com/EopsA8jUnM
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) December 17, 2018
virat is really very arrogent person…naseeruddin shah is most polite person in india…. pic.twitter.com/lABM3fymFA
— virat fan🇮🇳 (@vikassingh912) December 18, 2018
Virat Kohli world’s worst behaved player: Naseeruddin Shah
Someone please show these pictures to Mr. Shah. pic.twitter.com/Kp94tGyCwu
— Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) December 17, 2018