The fouled mouth, the grumpy figure, the grouchiest person, the most ill tempered of all etc. are the adjectives that are constantly attached to Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for a very long time. The Indian test skipper and the middle order batsman of Team India are regularly in the news for being bad tempered and use of abusive vocab.
However, the question is ‘cricket’ which is popular in our country more than our national game and the players are worshipped here; can you imagine the pressure through which the cricketer has to go? Although Virat Kohli used the filthiest of the language for the reporter, but still not going to the depth of the situations and making shallow decisions about someone’s character is condemning. Without being in their shoes and commenting is what Indian society is all about.
The recent issue which created a stir in the media is the use of the explicit language by Virat Kohli for the reporter of Hindustan Times Jasvinder Sidhu. Actually Virat Kohli mistook him for the The Indian Express’s National Sports Editor Sandeep Dwivedi. And this resulted into the registering a protest against the Indian batsman by Hindustan Times.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were together during the England tour of team India and the issue was created because BCCI strictly made it clear that wives or girlfriends were not allowed on that tour. But this revelation was made by the reporter of Indian Express. So ultimately this means if you are a public figure, then your life does not remain your own, it is public property now, anybody could spit on it. And being Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli together has not affected the performance of Kohli a bit so, why this matter was exaggerated?
Kohli is the Indian player who takes his game pretty seriously and it always shows in his actions. But this issue took a new turn in a press conference in ICC cricket world cup and the ICC has already made some pretty strict guidelines and rules against the use of abusive language for 2015 world cricket cup and it could take a toll on Virat Kohli’s game fee.
The Conclusion is that even if you are a cricketer or a world famous celebrity you remain a human and it is a chance that sometimes Human could act accordingly to his nature rather than being a saintly figure all the time. So if you see this kind of public, abusing try to digest it rather than being a dumb chicken about it.