Former Indian cricketer and a well-known Hindi cricket commentator, Virender Sehwag, laughed off the ball-tempering allegations made against Virat Kohli and called British media “loser”. Sehwag said that English media should gracefully accept the defeat and focus on the game.
Virender Sehwag reacted after a British tabloid released a video of Virat Kohli allegedly using saliva to shine the ball while chewing a mint. The video, which was later blocked by STAR Sports, the host broadcasters of the India vs England series, went furiously viral. Sehwag is very active on social media and keeps giving his views on almost everything that happens in world cricket.
“The team that ends on the losing side often tries to raise a few issues,” Sehwag told Hindustan Times. On Tuesday, a video surfaced on social media suggesting that Virat Kohli had ‘doctored’ the ball during the drawn first Test in Rajkot.
“Perhaps the England team hasn’t gone on to do it (raise the issue) but the English media has. I feel one should accept defeats in a graceful manner… We never gave excuses when we lost matches abroad. We used to accept that we didn’t play well when we lost a game.”