Brad Hodge apologises to Virat Kohli over injury comments

Written by March 30, 2017 11:11

Sydney, Mar 30: Former 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.


Hodge, the coach of the Gujarat Lions team in the IPL, had earlier suggested that Kohli had not played the Dharamsala Test in order to save himself for the IPL.

“You’d hope as a sportsman that he’s seriously injured. Because if you miss one game of Test match cricket and you’re fronting up the next week for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) versus whoever… you’d be pretty dirty if he didn’t front up to a Test match and try and win a valuable series against Australia,” Hodge had said on Sunday.

“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.