The new-found aggression of the Indian cricket team’s that has resulted in a few on-field altercations which have drawn criticism but Virat Kohli, Indian Test skipper on Wednesday refused to comment on the issue.
shant Sharma, Indian pace spearhead was handed a one-Test suspension for the altercations he was involved to Sri Lankan batsmen during the recent away series.
The on-field behavior of Ishant has drawn flak from former players such as Sanjay Manjrekar and Bishan Singh Bedi.
Asked how much Ishant’s absence will hurt India against South Africa, a curt Kohli replied, “I am not answering that question. Not what happened earlier, nor what is going to happen next, neither on captaincy nor on the coach.”
The Indian test captain has time and again spoken about former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri being his preferred choice as a mentor of the team.
After a reporter asked if he has evolved as a player to take over as the captain in every format, Kohli retorted, “That was a nice try, but again it is a question on my captaincy.”
Virat said, “I think we have played enough cricket. I don’t know what’s going to happen in next four hours. It’s still some time, I will see then.”
“Yes, you can say that Delhi instinct kicks in when I am playing. But if you are talking about typical Delhi boy, I can talk about myself, I try to do the right things,” he said at a promotional event in New Delhi.
Kohli spoke about “hard work and self-belief” being key ingredients of success.
“I am a committed man,” he said when asked how he reacts to adulation from his female fans.