2nd ODI Adelaide: Australian journalist Dennis Freedman was at it again! With an old video of Virat Kohli, he tried to prove how the Indian captain once upon a time was like Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Allrounder Hardik Pandya and top order batsman KL Rahul were suspended by the CoA for their misogynistic comments on a popular TV show recently. This is not the first time the Australian journalist has tried mocking Kohli. During the Test series against Australia, he posted a random video of a local cricket match, where a batsman was misbehaving in an aggressive manner after being mankaded.
Here is the video where Kohli during his young days where he apparently had gone on a blind date and found out the girl was ‘ugly’. It is a video from Kohli’s U-19 days.
Meanwhile, U-19 World Cup star Shubman Gill and all-rounder Vija Shankar have been named as the replacement of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the remaining ODI series against Australia and the upcoming tour of New Zealand. On Friday evening, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) suspended both the players, Hardik, and KL Rahul until further notice and has been sent home from the Australian tour.
It’s a maiden call-up for 19-year-old and is set to make his debut in the ODIs against the team like Australia. He has been in a good form in the domestic circuit, wherein he has smashed more than 1000 runs in 9 matches. In Ranji Trophy also he made his mark by slamming 790 runs in 10 innings at a massive average of 98.75. Earlier, it seemed Agarwal would be the choice for the selectors as he had a fairy-tale Test debut in the recently concluded four-match series against Australia, where he featured in the last two Tests and scored 195 runs off three innings, which laid the foundation of India’s mammoth innings.