Virat Kohli took on the journalists in the post-match conference and smashed them with his replies, after he went on a leather hunt against the Australian bowlers, He answered every question in style and silenced all the journalists who were trying to have a go at him. Being the kind of character Kohli is it is very obvious to expect this from him. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference:
We are 2-0 down, still took them on today. Showed what we can do with the bat, which is character of our team. Australia weren’t talking as much when they toured India and were 2-0 down in the series.
When Virat Kohli was asked if he respects the Australian players, he replied that “I respect quite a few of them but someone who doesn’t respect me I’ve got no reason to respect him.” Also he added that I don’t have any reasons to respect Johnson and other Australians.
On Ajinkya Rahane he said that he was surprised that Jinx (Ajinkya Rahane) attacked Johnson. He is a compact guy. He backed himself and was lovely to see him take him apart.
Virat Kohli was quoted saying “You learn from every innings. Next time I will go out, take this learning, will want to convert to double 100.Disappointing to get out for 115-120. Today told myself to take more time. Big 100 get you big partnerships”. Kohli also added that he knows that he has been criticised for not scoring big hundreds.
Kohli was also quoted saying “Chatter was on throughout. They called me a spoilt brat n I said maybe that’s how I am. You hate me and I like that”.
Virat Kohli when reminded by an Aussie journo that he could have got out after chatter with Johnson: “Yeah but I didn’t. (Smiles). But to be fair, he was lucky at that stage of the game.
Virat Kohli on Mitchell Johnson: “I don’t mind chatter, neither does he? Decided to take him on. Cannot back off after saying few words. In Brisbane he batted without pressure cos that’s not his job. His job is to take wickets. Took zero today”.
He also said that he likes to chat on the field which brings the best out of him and added that Australians are learning their lesson.
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