After former Australian cricketer Brad Hodge issued an apology to Virat Kohli, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin poked some more fun at the former all-rounder.
Taking a dig at Hodge, Ashwin, on his micro blogging site Twitter, wrote: "On a lighter note, from this year onwards 30th March will be remembered as world apology day."
On a lighter note, from this year onwards 30th march will be remembered as world apology day.😂
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) March 30, 2017
Ashwin's tweet came after Hodge, who is also the head coach of Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017, on Thursday, apologised for his comments that India captain Kohli pulled out of the series-deciding Dharamsala Test to save his IPL campaign.
— Brad Hodge (@bradhodge007) March 29, 2017
Kohli had pulled out of the fourth Test due to a shoulder injury and Ajinkya Rahane led India to a eight-wicket win, helping the hosts seal a 2-1 series win.
The 28-year-old said this week his shoulder was taking time to heal because it was not a simple stress injury but an impact injury.
Australia's Glenn Maxwell was also at the centre of controversy over Kohli's injury when he grabbed his shoulder in parody and grinned at his team-mates after making a similar stop later in the third Test.