Australian cricketers are no longer my friends, says India captain Virat Kohli

During the series, the Australian cricketers were seen making fun of Virat Kohli's shoulder injury while Steve Smith had called Murali Vijay a "f****** cheat".

By: PTI | Dharamsala | Updated: March 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli India, India Virat Kohli, Kohli India cricket team, Indian cricket team Kohli, India vs australia news, cricket news, sports news, cricket, sports, Indian Express Virat Kohli was in the news throughout the series. (Source: Reuters)

Indian captain Virat Kohli said he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends after being targetted both on and off the field by them in a fiercely-fought Test series that his team won.

Kohli had stopped short of calling Steve Smith a cheat for his ‘DRS Brain Fade’ moment after which a section of Australian cricketers (current and former) along with their media targetted the Indian captain, going as far as to compare him with controversial US president Donald Trump.

Worst, the Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, in a sarcastic remark to a radio station, said Kohli perhaps does not know the spelling of sorry.

At the end of the rubber, which India won 2-1, an Australian scribe asked if Kohli still considered Smith’s men his friends off the field as he had said at the start of the series, the skipper gave a no holds barred answer.

“No, it has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. As I said in the heat of the battle, you want to be competitive but yeah I have been proven wrong.

“The thing I said before the first Test, I have certainly been proven wrong and you won’t hear me say that ever again,” Kohli said.

During the series, the Australian cricketers were seen making fun of Kohli’s shoulder injury while Smith had called Murali Vijay a “f****** cheat” for claiming a catch on Monday. Worse, Matthew Wade and Ravindra Jadeja had a near bust up after a lengthy altercation.

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  1. Z
    Mar 28, 2017 at 11:59 am
    Prison potion descendants, what to expect, even the English have trouble with them.
    1. S
      Mar 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm
      Now RCB v RPS is the hottest match in IPL 2017.
      1. T
        Mar 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm
        Both teams need to back off a bit. Virat needs to check his tongue and the Aussies need to check their know-all atude.
        1. N
          N G
          Mar 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm
          Beware, no arrogance dear India team!
          1. R
            Mar 28, 2017 at 11:43 am
            Australians are racists and they cannot become friends with non-whites. it is the way white Aussies are brought up. India must not entertain Australia.
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