New Delhi, March 14: India skipper Virat Kohli's aggressive attitude against Australia in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy isn't going down well in the Australian media.
After an Aussie media house termed the highest run-getter, and perhaps the most successful Test captain, of the year 2016 as 'cricket's ultimate bully', another media organisation made racist comments at the Indian cricketer.
It seems, after Australia skipper Steve Smith its Fox Sports Australia is suffering with 'brain fade' post DRS row.
The Fox Sports Australia on Friday (March 10) ran an opinion poll on their Facebook page in their 'Vettel of the Week' contest and asked their fans to vote between a puppy, a panda, a kitten and Virat Kohli.
The post's caption read as follows: "Recent events have prompted a return of our Vettel of The Week award. Kids, ask your grandparents. The rest of you know the drill," with the four images put up in the form of a collage and different emoticons assigned for each face.
The shameful opinion didn't go down well with the Indian fans who immediately took slammed the media house for their racist act.
This is how Indian fans attacked Fox Sports Australia for its opinion poll:
Kohli on Aussie media's hit list
The post's caption read as follows: "Recent events have prompted a return of our Vettel of The Week award. Kids, ask your grandparents. The rest of you know the drill."
Indian fans attack Fox Sports
A fan termed Fox Sports Australia's poll as an 'open racism'.
Indian fans condemn useless poll
If some Indian fans attacked the media house tooth and nail, there were a few who questioned the purpose of the useless poll.
Indian fans mock Fox Sports
An Indian cricket fan thanked the Australian media house for making Virat Kohli more popular in their country.
Indians said they admire Smith, Warner and Starc
Then there were some Indian fans who reminded others that they admire Steve Smith, David Warner and Mitchell Starc for their game but what the Aussie media house did was shameful.
As per reports, a poll ran by news.com.au in 2015 had Kohli listed as one of the nominees for the biggest sports jerk of the week.
It seems Australians are getting a taste of their own medicine in Kohli's aggression. They are not being able to digest the fact that someone could be more aggressive than the Australians in the field and sledge them better, hence the frustration.