Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson took a light jibe at Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored a brilliant century on the third day of the Ranchi Test.
As soon as Pujara completed his 11th Test century, Mitchell Johnson wrote his views on his innings on his twitter account. His tweet read: “Well played Pujara Hopefully not to many more runs left in him but great fight so far.”
Here is the tweet
Well played Pujara ???? Hopefully not to many more runs left in him but great fight so far
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) March 18, 2017
Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli has been very vocal about his thoughts to the Australians. Australian media blasted his outspoken nature by writing how his aggressiveness his denting the spirit of the game.
On the third day of Ranchi Test, Glenn Maxwell too mocked Kohli when he gripped his right shoulder after diving near the boundary ropes trying to mimic Kohli who had injured his right shoulder while fielding near the boundary only. Maxwell laughed after doing the gesture and then took his fielding position.
The Indian captain was given a send-off by the Australians after he edged one Cummins’ delivery into hands of Steve Smith at second slip.
Johnson’s tweet has only ignited the fire in the controversy. It seems Aussies are trying their best to get Virat Kohli’s team focus off. Australia media has written enough to do it, Johnson is only helping them to do so.