as informed in © BCCIFormer Australian batsman Brad Hodge has apologised to Virat Kohli for his comments after the Indian captain pulled out of the Dharamsala Test due to a shoulder injury.
Virat Kohli injured his right shoulder while fielding in the third Test in Ranchi against Australia.
Kohli pulled out of the Dharamsala Test after suffering a shoulder injury on the opening day of the Ranchi Test.
pic.twitter.com/JHtVhXH7FH — Brad Hodge (@bradhodge007) March 29, 2017″I take this opportunity to apologise to the people of India, cricket fans, the Indian national cricket team and particularly Virat Kohli for my previous comments,” he posted to Twitter.
Kohli failed to recover in time from his injury and sat out the decisive Test that India went on to win.
as informed in “On a lighter note, from this year onwards, 30th March will be remembered as World Apology Day,” Ashwin wrote on Twitter.
On a day when Brad Hodge apologised to Virat Kohli and Indian cricket team fans for his comments on Kohli preferring IPL over Test cricket, R Ashwin took a dig at the Australian cricketer.
(Photo: PTI / BCCI / AFP)Chennai: Taking a cheeky dig at former Australian batsman Brad Hodge over his nasty comments and subsequent apology to Indian skipper Virat Kohli, star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said “March 30 will be remembered as ‘World Apology Day’.
After India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1 following an eight-wicket win against the Steve Smith-led side in Dharamsala, Kohli revealed that he needs few more weeks to be back in action.
Looking at the obvious turn of events, India’s ace all-rounder Ashwin couldn’t help but look at the funny side of it.
as informed in pic.twitter.com/JHtVhXH7FH — Brad Hodge (@bradhodge007) March 29, 2017“My intention was never to harm, criticise or be derogatory toward anyone.
Former Australia batsman Brad Hodge has apologised to Virat Kohli for comments suggesting the India captain missed the fourth Test in Dharamsala to rest his injured shoulder ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign, starting next week.
“I take this opportunity to apologise to the people of India, cricket fans, the Indian national cricket team and particularly Virat Kohli for my previous comments,” Hodge said in a lengthy apology on his verified Twitter account.
Hodge was heavily criticised in India for his comments and opted to address the situation on social media.
The hard-fought series between the world’s top two sides also witnessed plenty of on-field acrimony, with Kohli declaring that his friendship with Australia’s cricketers was over.
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