While addressing the media post the conclusion of second Test and hence the series, Indian captain was asked about setting the right example with his behaviour by a New Zealand reporter to which he gave a befitting reply to the reporter. The question came on the backdrop of Kohli giving an animted send off to Kane Williamson and telling a section of crowd to shut up while celebrating a New Zealand wicket.
First take a look at Kohli’s animated celebration.
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On the first day of the Christchurch Test, Kohli was seen having some battle with a particular section of crowd. There is no clarity over who initiated it and what exactly was being said to Kohli by those people but it didn’t go on to amuse the Indian captain as he seemed quite rattled and didn’t shy away from expressing his anger on the field on Day 2.
As India lost the Second Test, Kohli was speaking to the media talking about what went wrong in this particular series until a reporter asked him about his behaviour on the field. Here is how the conversation exactly went.
Reporter : Is your on-field behaviour setting the right example?
Kohli : What do you think?
Reporter : I am asking you the question.
Kohli : I am asking you the answer.
Reporter : You need to set better examples.
Kohli : You need to find out exactly what happened and then come with a better question. You can’t come here with half questions and half details of what happened.
And also if you want to create controversy, this is not the right place to be. I’ve spoken to the match referee and he had no issue with what happened so….. Thank You.
Kohli has had few incidents with reporters in past during press conferences and has never shied away from showing his emotions even on the field. The team led by him faced a drubbing as they lost the series in a very convincing manner. Indian team was completely outplayed by the Kiwis and Kohli himself didn’t have the best of the time in the series averaging a mere 9.5 in the 4 innings of the series.