Indian current skipper Virat Kohli may have been energetic and irritated after when Steve Smith decision to look towards the Australian dressing room to ask for help for the DRS in Bengaluru Test, however, Kohli is willing to put the whole controversy behind him.
Smith was a strike on the pads by India’s pace bowler Umesh Yadav delivery during a crucial moment of Australia’s chase against India in the second Test of the four-match series.
Match umpire Nigel Llong upheld a loud petition by India. Australian skipper discussed with his partner at the other, Peter Handscomb before looking at the support staff. Kohli quickly runs to the umpire who interfered right away and sent Smith on his way.
Afterward, in the post-match press conference, Kohli fixed out at his Australian matching part and refused his brain become paler by pointing out that the visitors had tried to ask outside help for the DRS a couple of times before.
The incident endangered to increase into a major incident between two most powerful cricketing nations in the world with both Cricket Australia and BCCI matter problem in support of their captains.
But, both two boards after the joint meeting decided to inter the issue after the International Cricket Council decided not to take any action to both Smith and Kohli.
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On Wednesday Kohli said to media that his team would be focussed on the cricket, “A lot has been given into the DRS incident I feel and it’s time we focus on the remainder of the series. It’s honestly what I feel because a lot of cricket is to be played and it shouldn’t happen in bad taste. What’s happened in Bengaluru happened in Bengaluru.”
“We are in Ranchi and we should look forward to tomorrow. Both teams have moved ahead from Bengaluru and I think the focus should back onto the series because the priority here is cricket,” said Kohli.
Kohli was furious after the event and closed short of using the word ‘cheat’ after India had covered up the victory by 75 runs in Bengaluru to level the series 1-1.
But he did not apologize for his angry lashing; Kohli said “I think about what I say. I don’t regret anything I say but it’s very important not to be stupid and go on the same things in a daily basis.”
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“We certainly don’t want to think about one issue all the time. We have cricket to play, we have two Test matches to play and that’s what we need to focus on. I think it was a mature decision on everyone’s part to move on from that.”
“We have seen incident in the past stretched too long. It just causes disharmony and there’s no outcome. We have to move on. You will always have two sides of the coin. One side will say one thing and other side will say another and that just takes the focus away from the game,” he added.