India vs Australia: Virat Kohli stops short of accusing Australia for cheating, takes jibes at Steve Smith, Ian Healy

Virat Kohli was at his fiery best in the press conference after seeing his side level the Australia series at 1-1 in Bangalore on the fourth day.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 7, 2017 9:49 pm
india vs australia, ind vs aus, ind aus bangalore test, ind aus virat kohli, virat kohli, kohli india, india australia drs, ind aus review, sports news Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Australia’s Mathew Wade during the fourth day of the second Test. (Source: PTI)

After a monumental comeback that saw India restrict Australia to 112 runs in the second innings of the second Test and win by 75 runs, Virat Kohli ripped into multiple sections of the visiting team including former player Ian Healy, current skipper Steve Smith and the Australian team itself on their usage of the DRS.

on Ian Healy: “He should look at his own video when he was given out at Centurion. You need to go and search on YouTube when he was given out down the leg side – I heard he said something about me not having a good behaviour with the umpires. I think you should YouTube that video and I think it says it all. 1.2 billion people in India. One person’s opinion doesn’t matter”

(Healy had earlier said, “I’m losing respect for him (Kohli). He’s got to be a lot more respectful of his opponents. The stuff he did with Steve Smith was unacceptable.”)

on Steve Smith looking at dressing room on DRS call: “Brain fade is what happened to me when I got out without playing the ball, not looking up for a review which is happening for three days now. When he turned back that’s why the umpires knew what was going on.”

on Australian team: “I saw the same thing twice when I was batting out there. I pointed it out to the umpire as well that it’s happened twice, and I have seen their players looking upstairs (to the dressing room) for confirmation. And that is why the umpire was acting when Smith turned back. The umpire knew exactly what was going on. We observed that (looking at dressing room), told match referee also and umpires that they have been doing this for last three days and this has to stop. It has to stop because there is a line that you don’t cross on the cricket field. Sledging is different. But I don’t want to mention the (particular) word but it falls in that bracket. I would never do something like that on the cricket field.”

 

on whether Australia cheated: “I didn’t say that. You did.”

Steve Smith press conference

on looking at dressing room: “I got hit on the pad and looked down to Petey (Handscomb) and he said look up there, so I turned around and it was a bit of a brain fade on my behalf. I shouldn’t have done that. I was looking at our boys, so shouldn’t have done that. As far as I’m concerned the game was played in good spirits and nobody crossed the line.”

on miscommunication with Shaun Marsh: “Didn’t think Shaun Marsh was out, told him to ‘go’, meaning go for the review but Marsh misunderstood & walked off.”

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    Sri
    Mar 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm
    You cannot get away by mud slinging Virat. He will hit back both in and outside the field. He will take no prisoners..... So watch out and behave Mr Healy (whoever you are) / Mr Smith.
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      Kunjappanar
      Mar 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm
      None of the Indian cricketers need any lecturing from the Australian cricketers - Healy, Smith or Warner - It is akin to the Devil quoting the scriptures.
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        Kunjappanar
        Mar 7, 2017 at 12:58 pm
        Steve Smith should have asked Shaun Marsh to look to the Dressing Room - Dressing Room System. Hi, Hi, Hi. There would not have been any confusion for poor Shaun Marsh
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          George
          Mar 8, 2017 at 1:41 am
          Kohli criticism is in poor taste. Shows his immaturity. Kohli show race y leaving certain aspects of the game to umpires and officials. Let your bat do the taking. Your agitated mindset has prevented tat for the last four innings. That is why Dhoni is a cl apart. Kohlihas to learn fast else heill lose respect
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            Pechambadi
            Mar 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm
            These Australians are delightful boys justlike our team palYers. They pla good cricket and we did the same. Public watched and liked how both teams pl,a.lt;br/gt;So Healys and other critiques in the AC BOXES are irrelevant for how the game is being pla, so Mr Smith And Mr,Kohli keep it up.the spectators are with you both teams but of course Indians want India to win and it will be same with Australians to route for their team
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              Annu Chopra
              Mar 8, 2017 at 2:41 am
              australian captain is a liar. he admits that he looked to his guys only once. Kohli had complained twice earlier. he refuses to admit that . but it is all there in recorded videos. Yet he shamelessly lies. Australians are bad losers. It is a known fact. SA had called them a pack of dogs. That's what they are.CHEATS.lt;br/gt;Australian captain must be banned for at least 5 tests.
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                Yogananda
                Mar 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm
                - Recently kohli was peddling Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda on Twitter and talking of how it has influenced his life. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;- And on the field he is spewing Ma-Behen **** Gaalis . Perhaps Paramahansa Yogananda has written a different book iled - "Ma-Behen **** Gaalis for beginners "lt;br/gt;typical indian hypocrite.
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                  Yogananda
                  Mar 7, 2017 at 1:46 pm
                  lol ! how did they cheat ? he was given out and he was stopped by the umpires from reviewing .plain and simple.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The indian team has become a bunch of drama queens complaining and whining for the smallest of reasons .
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