AUS v IND 2018-19: Australian fans hit out at Virat Kohli for provoking Tim Paine

Kohli and Paine had an on-field verbal battle during 3rd and 4th day.

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine | GETTY

The banter between captains of both sides, Virat Kohli and Tim Paine which started at the end of day 3, was carried to the fourth day's play. In the morning, Kohli and Paine again exchanged some words and this time an on-field umpire had to step in.

Kohli said few words to Paine which left the latter with no choice. He also gave it back before umpire Chris Gaffaney intervened. Gaffaney said, "That's enough .... come on, play the game, you guys are the captains."

Paine said they are just having a casual chat and aren't swearing, the umpire asked him to stay back saying, "Tim, you're the captain." The Aussie then turned to Kohli and said, "Keep your cool, Virat." The pair bumped their chests a few balls later.

Even though both the captains were involved in the verbal exchange, Australian fans went against Kohli and slammed him for his behavior.

Here is how they reacted: 

 

 


By Sihyeu Singh - 17 Dec, 2018

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