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My Answer At The Post Match Conference Has Been Blown Way Out Of Proportion: Virat Kohli

After being criticized for his claims that he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends following the conclusion of the fiercely-fought Border-Gavaskar series, India skipper Virat Kohli has cleared his statement by saying his answers have been ‘blown way out of proportion’.

The India skipper was consistently targeted both on and off the field by the Australian media and the players for his conduct throughout the series.

The 28-year-old Delhi star had stopped short of calling Steve Smith a cheat for seeking dressing room input on a DRS referral during the Bengaluru Test, and also accused the Australia team of taking a dig at India physio Patrick Farhart.

However, his claims did not go down too well with the Aussie media which went as far as comparing him with animals and controversial US president Donald Trump. Not only that, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland also took a sarcastic dig at Kohli by saying that the Indian player perhaps does not know the spelling of sorry.

As expected, Kohli was hurt with all the criticism and expressed his feelings during the post-match conference after the Dharamsala Test.

Replying to a journalist’s question who had asked him whether he still considered Aussies his friends off the field as he had said at the start of the series, the India star had said:

“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.”

But, with his statement creating a lot of controversy, Kohli took to Twitter to clear it. Claiming that his comments have been blown out of proportion, he said his answer was not meant for the whole Australian team but only for a couple of individuals.

“My 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.I continue to be in good terms with the few guys I know & who I’ve played with at RCB & that doesn’t change,” he said.

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