Newly appointed BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has said that the board will keep an eye over the behaviour of Virat Kohli, who kicked up a fuss during the ICC World Cup 2015 with his rant at a Hindustan Times journalist.
Well, it (Kohli’s outbursts) has to be examined and whatever corrective measures are needed will have to be taken. I’m not brushing it aside, but I’m not saying all is well either.
Even earlier in the month, Kohli also lashed out at the critics who were critical of his performance in the World Cup semi-final against Australia, saying they “should be ashamed of themselves” and that “no one from the team has won more matches” than him in the last five years. Dalmiya said he would himself monitor the new Test captain before deciding whether action is needed to be taken over his attitude.
Why talk about it? If something has to be done, I will do it. Simply talking about it could seem like a failure.
Kohli, who was India’s biggest success in the Test series against Australia last December, got involved in several tussles especially with Mitchell Johnson and was also reprimanded from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur.