You surely respect the toast of your nation as he/she deserves it totally. The individual has earned it.  In a cricket-crazy country like India, dynamics change and popularity charts dip and soar in a matter of days. This has much to do with the fact that cricketers are seen as demi-gods and looked up to as role models. Indian sports journalism contributes to much of this craze with eulogies written for every wicket and century – the man of the moment becomes nothing less than a national hero almost venerated at par with a soldier fighting at the border.

Unlike the Australian media’s knack for making villains out of a victor, Indian media usually tends to be dignified. However, while crawling the net we came across something flabbergasting.  An Indian daily published a story about the reigning man Virat Kohli that can at best be called slanderous and at worst character assassination.

Here, take a look at this report.

IPL (Screenshot)

IPL (Screenshot)

Well, now let me narrate the incident, apparently Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was at a show hosted by Archana Vijay, the anchor happened to be donning ripped jeans, which is a trendy wear these days. Virat Kohli was looking sideways and while Archana was talking. For reason the publication felt, ‘Virat Kohli caught ogling at IPL host Archana Vijaya’s ripped jeans” in a ” badly timed photo”. Also they feel the image has gone viral.

Now, one it has not gone viral. Two ‘ogling’ use a better word. Three, what is ‘caught’ was he eve-teasing or making lecherous gestures, damn it.

It would wrong to call it a viral image as not many comments in the social media found anything ungentlemanly in Kohli’s stare. It’s seems only the publication and the writer of this inconsequential article felt that a woman wearing ripped jeans is an object to be looked at by a man.  Finally, to be sure of our own judgement and in Kohli defence, he was clearly looking at Archana’s iPad and DEFINITELY NOT AT HER KNEES.

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