Not sure Virat Kohli can spell 'sorry': Cricket Australia chief

Indian captain Virat Kohli had stopped short of calling Smith a cheat after the Australian captain sought dressing room's advice for a decision review. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 23, 2017, 05.15 AM (IST)

India's cricket captain Virat Kohli may not know how to spell the word "sorry", Cricket Australia chairman James Sutherland said on Wednesday.

When asked by an Australian radio jockey if Kohli should apologise to rival captain Steve Smith over the cheating allegations, Sutherland quipped: "Look I am not sure he knows how to spell the word."

This is the latest attack on Kohli from Down Under as the the Australian media has come down hard on the Indian cricket captain following his insinuation about Smith having cheated during the second Test in Bangalore.

Kohli had stopped short of calling Smith a cheat after the Australian captain sought dressing room's advice for a DRS call, triggering off a major controversy.

On March 7, Kohli during a post-match conference had created fissures between the Indian and Australian cricket team when he took a dig at Smith, saying: ""We have been inconsistent with the DRS but we take our decisions on the field, we don't ask for confirmation from the dressing room." 

He had made the comments minutes after India had recorded a 75-run win over Australia to draw level in the four-Test series.

Sutherland, who had called Kohli's "cheating" claims as outrageous before striking truce with the BCCI, hopes the hostilities between the two teams end post the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala.

"After the end of this long and cut-throat series, lets hope the boys from both teams get together and have a bit of a laugh. I know they are going to spend a lot of time together in the IPL, so I am sure if it doesn't happen after Dharamsala Test, it will happen during the IPL," Sutherland said.

(WION with inputs from PTI)
 

 

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