After former Australian cricketer Brad Hodge issued an apology to Virat Kohli, Indian offspinner R Ashwin poked some fun at the former allrounder.
Taking a dig at Hodge, Ashwin, on Twitter, tweeted: “On a lighter note, from this year onwards 30th March will be remembered as world apology day.”
Ashwin’s tweet came after Hodge, who is also the head coach of Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017, on Thursday, apologised for his comments that India captain Kohli pulled out of the series-deciding Dharamsala Test to save his IPL campaign.
Kohli was unavailable for the fourth Test due to a shoulder injury and Ajinkya Rahane led Team India to a eight-wicket win, helping the hosts seal a 2-1 series win.
Earlier in the week, Kohli had said that his views on friendship with the Australians have changed.
“No, it has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. As I said in the heat of the battle, you want to be competitive but yeah I have been proven wrong. The thing I said before the first Test, I have certainly been proven wrong and you won’t hear me say that ever again,” Kohli had said.
However, the young captain, in a series of tweets, clarified that his comment was not meant for the entire Australian team.