Aussie media slam ‘classless’ Kohli

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  1. Del
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    SYDNEY: Australian media labelled Indian skipper Virat Kohli “classless” and childish on Wednesday after his provocative comments at the end of a hard-fought but incendiary Test series.

    Newspapers laid into the winning captain for saying he no longer counted the Australian players as friends, and they also took umbrage at India’s apparent snub when invited to join the tourists for a beer.

    Kohli said he would not think of the Australians as friends “ever again” after India sealed a 2-1 victory in a pulsating series marked by flare-ups between the world’s number one and two teams.

    “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 said.

    The Australian’s Peter Lalor wrote: “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.”

    Kohli’s behaviour was compared to that of his opposite number Steve Smith, who apologised for calling Murali Vijay a “f***ing cheat” after he claimed a catch when the ball had touched the ground.

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

    Kohli has repeatedly been a target of the Australian press during the series, to the extent that former captain Michael Clarke warned the criticism was “getting out of control”.

    Kohli initially stepped into the firing line when he accused Smith of systematically abusing the decision review system, after the Aussie captain admitted looking to his team dressing room when considering whether to appeal his dismissal in Bangalore.

    Source: https://arysports.tv/aussie-media-slam-classless-kohli/
     
  2. Shaz130
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    Kohli needs to calm down. This dude is too serious about cricket.
     
  3. Omar
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    Omar Cricistan Moderator

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    Kohli has clearly said that the friendships are no longer there what he had said before the start of the series.

    The friendships got stronger during the IPL's over the years but this series has made sure they don't indulge in them again surely has for Kohli at least.
     
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    Com'on get over it with already. Sure don't want be friends with Aussies fine but stop giving such kind of statements. Very immature of kohli and not the first time it has happened.

    In come IPL, both will be playing and sharing dressing rooms with AUS and IND players and in no time things will become hunky dory.
     
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    I like Kohli for calling out Australia, they've been abusers on the ground for too long and still expect respect from the other side as if they are somehow entitled to it. Apologizing, like Smith did, after the fact does not suddenly make everything good. If you want respect, then earn it by not doing things that require apologies and more.
     
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    Im with Kohli on this one.
     
  7. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Since when was Kohli a classy guy?
     
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    Kohli says Aussie friends comment overblown

    India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday downplayed controversial remarks about ditching Australian cricketers as friends, saying his comments were blown out of proportion and he remained on good terms with some players.

    Kohli, who captained India to victory in the emotionally-charged four-Test series, told reporters after the decisive Dharamasala match that he would never consider Australian players as friends again.

    Australian media labelled Kohli's remarks “classless” in the wake of a series marked by controversies that India claimed 2-1.

    But the Indian skipper sought to clear the air Thursday as he prepares to share a dressing room with Australian players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament.

    “My answer at the post match conference has been blown way out of proportion,” Kohli posted on his official Twitter account.

    “I did not categorically say the whole Australian team but only a couple of individuals."

    “I continue to be in good terms with the few guys I know & who I've played with at RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and that doesn't change.”

    Kohli led RCB to the final last year with Australian players Mitchell Starc, Shane Watson and Travis Head.

    While Starc will not join RCB for the upcoming season starting April 5, Watson and Head will play side by side with Kohli in the Indian club.

    The hotly-anticipated Test series between India and Australia was overshadowed by bitter exchanges, most notably when Kohli all but accused his counterpart Steve Smith of cheating.

    Kohli stopped just short of accusing Smith of cheating after the Australian skipper looked to his dressing room while deciding whether to review an lbw dismissal in the second Test.

    Rules forbid players from consulting with anyone off the pitch about whether to seek a review from the umpires.

    A war of words ensued as both captains stood their ground.

    The cricket boards of India and Australia intervened but even a clear-the-air meeting between the skippers failed to smooth things over.

    After the bitter parting shot by Kohli, Smith also revealed that an invitation extended to India for reconciliation drinks was rebuffed, ending the series in acrimony.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1323769/kohli-says-aussie-friends-comment-overblown
     
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    He is a wannabe Aussie, Protea and it is clear he doesn't have much of a life outside the game.

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    Every Indian series against Australia always has a major controversy but a Pakistani series against Australia is always drama free. In fact not a single fight bw a Pakistani and Aussie player which tells you something

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  14. s_h_a_f
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    We have a wannabe non-performing Kohli in our team

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    what ?

    when did you start watching cricket ? 2010 ?
     
  16. Dare2Dream
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    Aussies are crying because finally an asian side is giving them the treatment they deserve. Usually asian sides are mentally subservient and take all the abuse but give none. Hopefully Kohli keeps this up, glad to see an asian captain with a backbone who isn't willing to be a doormat for aussie egos.
     
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    And to add, asking the dressing room for help with a review is as much cheating as ball or pitch tampering but of course Smith got a free pass. Wonder how it would have gone down if Misbah did something like that in the Aus series in a close match. Would all the aussie experts make excuses for him the same? Of course not. Respect for Kohli for not minimizing it as some other asian captains may have done.
     
  18. Savak
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    Anything in the past 10-15 years?

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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    Not surprising from kohli.
     

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