1. Virat Kohli hits back at Australian media, says pointed fingers at ‘couple of individuals’, not entire team

Virat Kohli hits back at Australian media, says pointed fingers at ‘couple of individuals’, not entire team

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday hit back at Australian media saying his "answer at the post match conference has been blown way out of proportion".

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 30, 2017 10:02 AM
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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday hit back at Australian media saying his “answer at the post match conference has been blown way out of proportion”. “I did not categorically say the whole Australian team but only a couple of individuals,” Kohli tweeted this morning. Kohli, however, underlined that his equation with other Australian players will remain unaffected. “I continue to be in good terms with the few guys I know & who I’ve played with at RCB & that doesn’t change,” the ace batsman tweeted. Kohli’s sharp retort comes a day after Australian media had launched a scathing attack on him, labelling the India captain as “classless” and “egomaniac” following his no-longer-friends comment at the end of a spiteful Test series. Former fast bowler Merv Hughes had also taken a dig at Kohli, who was targetted by current and former Australian players as well as the media during the just-concluded India-Australia Test series, calling the Indian skipper a “flog”, an apparently derogatory Australian slang.

Australian newspapers came hard on Kohli for declaring that he no longer considers Australian players as friends after what happened in the four-match rubber, which was marred by acrimony between players of both the sides.

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The Australian media also took a jibe at Kohli after India reportedly snubbed the visitors’ invitation for a beer at the end of the series which the hosts won 2-1 to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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“Virat Kohli had to shake hands and move on after series win but he acted like a child,” read a headline in Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’, which also called Kohli an “egomaniac”.

“Beergate: Kohli’s latest classless act”, another headline read.

Peter Lalor of ‘The Australian’ newspaper added: “If there were any doubts about the poor spirit between the Indian and Australian sides it was confirmed after the series when the home side shunned a suggestion the two sides drink together.”

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They also compared Kohli’s behaviour with his opposite number Steve Smith, who apologised for letting his “emotions slip” during the aggressively-contested series.

“All Virat Kohli had to do was say sorry. Steve Smith did,” wrote ‘Herald Sun’ journalist Russell Gould.

(With agency inputs)

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