BCCI Dismisses Reports Claiming CoA Asked Virat Kohli to be Humble
The India skipper, Virat Kohli drew a lot of flak for his candid remarks recently. While shooting a clip for his clothing brand, Virat had advised a fan to leave the country if he admires the foreign batters more than his own nation’s. Meanwhile, the internet broke bad, and Kohli was in the soup.
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He did try to punch the damage control button but it was too little, too late. There were reports of the CoA telling Kohli to behave appropriately and conduct himself well on the forthcoming Australia series. The BCCI though have slammed such rumours.
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According to the report, the CoA had told Kohli “to conduct himself with humility on the tour of Australia.” However, India is currently in Australia to participate in a series of T20Is, ODIs and Tests, which begins on Wednesday at the Gabba in Brisbane.
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However, a Mumbai based tabloid published the news, and now the officials have dismissed such words. Meanwhile, India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri is of the opinion that Kohli has matured over the years. Recently the skipper told reporters that he doesn’t need to sledge to perform. He also added his side never started any banter in the rivalry and that India only responded.
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Furthermore, Shastri said captaincy has helped Kohli calm down. The armband fits perfectly on him, and there won’t be such scenario in the field.
“He’s a professional,” said Shastri. “He’s matured. What you saw from him four years ago, he’s played all around the globe since then; he’s captained the side – that alone comes with a tag of responsibility, which has fit well on his shoulders, and he has adjusted extremely well. He’ll not take his foot off the gas, that’s for sure.”
Meanwhile, India will take on the hosts in the opening T20I encounter on 21st of November in Brisbane. The series will be followed by four-Test series. Also, the sides will play the ODIs next year.
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