Team India skipper Virat Kohli has allegedly shown cold-shoulder to former Australian skipper Mark Taylor regarding the interview proposal during the recently held four-match Test series Down Under. The reliable sources told Sportzwiki that the move from Kohli didn’t ‘sit well’ with former Aussie opening batsman Taylor.
However, Kohli maintained he couldn’t fulfil the commitment until the culmination of the traditional series. By the time, he became first Indian and Asian captain to record Test series win by 2-1 on the Australian soil.
According to the Indian Link, the digital platform run by Indian expats in Australia dropped a bombshell. It revealed Kohli maintained some of the former players would talk to ‘you’ only when they would require anything.
“Only when they want something, they [certain ex-players] will speak to you a certain way,” Indian Link quoted Kohli as saying.
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According to the website, the 30-year-old Kohli added he does not discriminate the role of a journalist and the cricketing stalwart. In fact, while terming it as the ‘human interaction’ at the end of the day, he takes delight in similarly treating distinct traits.
Kohli further reiterated it doesn’t worry him whether one has 15,000 runs under his belt, neither it’s about any distraction. But his perspectives holds its importance.
“But it doesn’t matter to me if I’m talking to you or someone who has 15,000 runs. At the end of the day it’s a human interaction. I’m not going to go above and beyond just because you have 15,000 runs. They don’t see it that way, but I do,” Kohli added.
However, the other reports suggest it was former Australian skipper Steve Waugh who has scored over 18000 runs during his international. However, the veteran Waugh concurrently doesn’t hold any agreement in media.
Besides, with the culmination of the three-match ODI series, Kohli, who had recorded 39 ODI tons so far, could boast about his prominence not only as a batsman but as a leader who delivered exceedingly well under the guidance of head coach Ravi Shastri.
Recently, Indian National Cricket Team has recorded the 50-over series win by 2-1 after sealing the Melbourne ODI by seven wickets while riding on the half-centuries each from MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav.