Australia’s skipper Steve Smith said that he could not be sure if he was one of the “couple of players” from Australian team which India’s skipper Virat Kohli don’t want to be friend with.
After two days, Kohli said that his friendship with Australian cricketer has over after a spiteful Border-Gavaskar series. Skipper Kohli’s claims his comments which had been blown out of proportion.
On Thursday, Kohli tweeted “My answer at the post-match conference has been blown way out of proportion. I did not categorically say the whole Australian team but only a couple of individuals.”
“I continue to be in good terms with the few guys I know & who I’ve played with at RCB & that doesn’t change.”
The 27-year-old Australia’s skipper Smith will lead Rising Pune Supergiant in Indian Premier League of season 10th. Smith said he couldn’t be sure if he was one of the players of Australian team who Kohli does not agree to become friend with.
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Smith said “I don’t know if I am one of those couple of players Virat was hinting at in his tweet today. That is for Virat to answer. For me the series is done and dusted and India have outplayed us. I am now ready to lead a new bunch of team at the Pune SuperGaint.”
Earlier before starting of four-Test series against Australia, India’s skipper Kohli said that he was a good friend with the Australian players.
In the mid-month of the series, when asked regarding the same question, Kohli said that it has changed.
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The 28-year-old India’s skipper said in the post-match press conference in Dharamsala “No, it has changed. I thought that was the case, but it has changed for sure. As I said, in the heat of the battle you want to be competitive but I’ve been proven wrong.”
“The thing I said before the first Test, that has certainly changed and you won’t hear me say that ever again.”