India-born South African cricketer Gulam Bodi mocked Jonathan Trott for withdrawing from the on-going Ashes series due to a stress-related illness. Soon after England held a press conference announcing Trott's decision to withdraw, Bodi tweeted, 'Hahaha, joke of the day! Trott to go home frm the ashes due to stress illness! Bloody man up n take the heat! Stop running for cover.'
In the 381-run defeat in the first Test at Brisbane against Australia, Trott came in for severe criticism due to his inability to play Mitchell Johnson's short-pitched deliveries. However, the criticism was replaced by shock and sympathy from across the world following Trott's revelations. 2005 Ashes-winning England captain Michael Vaughan said he felt guilty for criticizing the 32-year-old's performances.
Bodi subsequently apologized for making light of Trott's condition and deleted his previous tweet.