Indian Skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday tweeted that his post-match conference statement has been blown way out of proportion.
He clarified that he continues to be in good terms with few Australians he knows and with whom he has shared dressing room at RCB and that doesn’t change.
At the post-match media conference on Tuesday after India handsomely beat Australia in Dharamsala, India skipper Virat Kohli had said he does not consider Australian cricketers as his friends anymore.
1/2 My answer at the post match conference has been blown way out of proportion. I did not categorically say the whole Australian team but— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2017
2/2only 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.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2017
“My answer at the post match conference has been blown way out of proportion. I did not categorically say the whole Australian team but....,” read the first tweet.
“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,” he wrote in his second tweet.
The series was mired in controversies with one following another. It all started when Australian captain Steve Smith took dressing room help in taking a DRS call and Kohli stopped short of calling him a cheat.
Kohli was also attacked by the rival players and Australian media, which likened him to US President Donald Trump. Cricket Australia also jumped into the controversy when its CEO James Sutherland said Kohli perhaps does not know how to spell the word sorry.