Targetting the Indian swashbuckler after the third Test match in Ranchi, an article in The Daily Telegraph read, "Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport. Just like President Trump, Kohli decided to blame the media as a means of trying to hide the egg smeared right across his face."
Narrating Star Sports' error, in which it falsely showed that Australia skipper Steve Smith mocked Virat Kohli's injury after taking the latter's catch at slip on the third day of Ranchi Test, the Australian daily targetted Kohli and even Indian commentators.
"Star Sports, which is heavily influenced by Kohli's bosses at the Board of Control for Cricket In India, had the decency to explain to Smith how an optical illusion caused by camera angles had deceived pundits like VVS Laxman into wrongly spreading a myth that went viral on social media," said the report.
The broadcaster, later, apologised for the lack of judgement on its part.
When an Australian scribe asked about the mocking incident involving himself and Glenn Maxwell, an upset Kohli said: "It's funny all our guys ask about cricket as the first thing and you ask about something controversial. But it's okay. These things happen on the field."
Kohli also alleged that Australian fielders disrespected the Indian physio Patrick Farhart by unnecessarily taunting him.
"They (four-five of them) started taking Patrick's name. I don't know why. He's our physio. His job is to treat me. I don't find the reason behind it. I could not understand. You must ask why they have started taking his name," said Kohli.
Kohli's blunt statements to the Australian media perhaps didn't go down well with them, hence such unnecessary criticism.
Kohli has been on the radar of the Australian media eversince the start of the series and became their prime target in the wake of DRS row during Bengaluru Test. They have been calling the 28-year-old Delhi cricketer by names.
Earlier last week, while taking a dig at the Australian media, former India cricket captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar said they should not be paid much attention as they are an extension of the Australian team's support staff.