The Indian cricket team had a very bad tour of New Zealand and the Indian skipper Virat Kohli also had a tough time as the team not only lost the 3-match ODI series and 2-match test series under his captaincy but he also failed with bat.
What made things uglier was that he was also slammed for his aggressive behaviour during the second test match which India lost by 7 wickets. The Indian skipper scored a total of 38 runs in the four innings of two test matches which was pretty low considering the fact that he is touted as the Greatest Of All Times (G.O.A.T.) by his fans.
If Virat has great number of fans, he also has a lot of haters and former Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson is certainly not his admirer. During the second match, Virat Kohli said while fielding, “Jab India mein yeh log aayengey, tab dikha doonga” (When they come to India, we will show them)”.
This statement was heard through one of the stump mics and though it was liked by fans of the Indian skipper, Mitchell Johnson decided to take a dig at Virat.
Johnson made a post in which he shared a photo of Kohli with his statement and wrote the caption, “This made me laugh”. After this, he was trolled by the Indian cricket lovers and they asked him to stay in limit.
After getting targeted by the Indian fans, Mitchell Johnson took to social media to respond to the trolling. He wrote that lately, some people are asking him to stay in limit but as per him, if he had stayed in limit, he would not have played for Australia, so he will keep on challenging himself and grow.
He also shared a motivational quote, “Either push your limits or suffocate in your comfort zone. Not why me, Say Try me.”
Check out his Instagram post:
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I’ve been hearing lately from some people to “stay in your limit” well no thanks. If I “stayed in my limits” I would never have played for Australia, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I’ll continue to challenge myself and grow thanks 😊💪🏼 #grow #resilience #pushyourlimits #beyou #dontfollowthecrowd #beyourownhero #beyourkidshero #livelife #challengeyourself
The rivalry between Virat Kohli and Mitchell Johnson started in the India-Australia series which was played in 2014. During that series, Mitchell surprised Virat by bowling a lethal bouncer which hit him on his helmet. In the same test match which was played at Adelaide Oval, a throw by Mitchell hit Virat on his arm that further increased the tension between them. However, Virat Kohli answered him in the best possible manner by hitting back to back hundreds in the same match.
The Indian team is all set to play against South Africa in 3-match ODI series in India which is starting on 12 March and after that, Virat Kohli will again get a chance to get back in form during the IPL 2020 which is starting on March 29.