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PM Modi’s ‘Brave’ Farm Law Video Got Compared To Virat Kohli’s ‘Cowardice’ By Ignorant Author

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It has been a couple of weeks since the Indian cricket team lost to New Zealand in their second match of the T20 World Cup and Virat Kohli had refused to make an appearance in front of the media following the defeat.

Instead, the former Indian skipper in the T20I format had sent his key bowler Jasprit Bumrah to face the heat and was heavily criticised for not being present at the venue to answer the burning questions.

Virat Kohli sending Bumrah for press conference #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/a32cexA4rN

— Dilse FAN (@dilsefan1) November 1, 2021

A lot has happened since then. Kohli has resigned from his captaincy and has been rested by the selectors. Rohit Sharma has taken over as the new full-time skipper, and the Men in Blue have gained an unassailable 2-0 lead against the Black Caps in the ongoing T20I bilateral series in India.

However, it remains a fact that Kohli has managed to garner some extreme haters during his time at the top and they seem to keep coming back with more criticism and taunts for the batter, even when he is out of action and trying to manage his workload.

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In one such incident lately, Kohli’s absence from the press conference was compared to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s virtual address to the country in which he withdrew the three farm laws and asked the protesting farmers to go home.

PM Modi’s video was considered to be brave and courageous while depicting a strong sense of character on his part as opposed to Kohli, who was criticised for making someone else fall on the sword for his mistakes after the T20 World Cup upset. The only problem was that the Author and Speaker, Shefali Vaidya, who called out Kohli for his lack of courage, had no idea about which conference he had attended and which he did not.

What strength of character must it take to say this? He could have chosen to issue a press release. He could have chosen to let the agriculture minister announce this, like @imVkohli sent Bumrah to face the press after the Pak debacle. But he did NOT! pic.twitter.com/1IttCnZpWF

— Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) November 19, 2021

It didn’t take long for Kohli’s supporters to assemble and call “BS” on the comparison. They also made the world realise that the cricketer was present there for the Press Conference after losing to Pakistan, which had a lot more gravitas to it as compared to the loss to New Zealand.

A. Virat Kohli himself attended the PC after Pakistan game.
B. Had he not attended it also, it wouldn’t had mean that he sent someone else to throw them under the bus and avoid criticism. He’s pretty much a player’s captain.
C. There wasn’t even any need to bring Virat here.

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 19, 2021

What the hell. Virat Kohli went to press conference after that Pakistan game and it was one of the best press of Virat in his career . Who are these people.

— Kaushik (@_CricKaushik_) November 19, 2021

Ye har topic ghum-fir ke Kohli pe kaise chala jata hai?

You need to know that Virat went for the PC himself.

— Aditya Saha (@Adityakrsaha) November 19, 2021

Meanwhile Virat Kohli in that press conference which she mentioned pic.twitter.com/7ernGS7xU2

— Kaushik (@_CricKaushik_) November 19, 2021

After being in the bio bubble for the England series, followed by the IPL and then T20 World Cup tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) allowed senior players of the team including Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja some time off the field and, rested them for the T20Is and the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.

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