As the entire cricketing world hails Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century, former Australia bowler Simon Simon O’Donnell has slammed the New Zealand team for helping the star Indian batsman suffering from cramp during the World Cup semi-final. In this match played on Wednesday, Kohli scored 117 runs in 113 balls despite leg cramps. Some of the New Zealand players came to Kohli’s aid when he was suffering from cramp, to which Simon O’Donnell objected. India has made a place in the final by winning this match by 70 runs.
Simon O’Donnell told Sen Radio: ‘I have reservations about a few things during the semi-final last night. When Virat Kohli was suffering from cramp and the Indian team was heading towards 400 runs, some New Zealand players came to his aid.
He said, ‘When Virat Kohli was suffering from cramps, why did you come to his aid? While his team was moving towards scoring 400 runs at that time. In a match like World Cup semi-final, sportsmanship should be shown within the rules. Virat Kohli was hurting your country and you were coming forward to help him.
The Australian cricketer said, ‘Don’t worry about anything. When Virat Kohli was suffering from cramp, under no circumstances should you go within 20 meters of him.