Sports Cricket 20 Dec 2018 Virat Kohli’s anti ...

Virat Kohli’s antics unnecessary, says Johnson

PTI
Published Dec 20, 2018, 6:02 am IST
Updated Dec 20, 2018, 6:02 am IST
The retired Johnson said the famously combative Kohli’s antics were unnecessary.
Mitchell Johnson
 Mitchell Johnson

New Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kohli faced stiff criticism Down Under on Wednesday after his side’s defeat to Australia in the second Test.

Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson called Kohli “disrespectful” and “silly” over his heated exchanges with fellow skipper Tim Paine during the Perth Test.

 

The retired Johnson said the famously combative Kohli’s antics were unnecessary.

“At the end of the match, you should be able to look each other in the eyes, shake hands and say ‘great contest’,” he wrote in a column for Fox Sports.

“Virat Kohli could not do that with Tim Paine, shaking the Australian captain’s hand but barely making eye contact with him. To me, that is disrespectful,” added Johnson.

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