Finally, we have won the series by 8 wickets against Australia. But, all this while the test series was in the headlines. Those who have watched it might understand the whole controversy on the mocking games that took place on field between India and Australia.
From Steve Smith’s DRS call to Glenn Maxwell grabbing his shoulder in an attempt to mock Virat Kohli’s injury, a lot has made it to the main headlines of the daily columns. The 2017 Border-Gavaskar Test series has been said to be the lowest point in the relationship between India and Australia. They never were that pally, but now with all the mocking games on field, things have gone downhill.
Australian media even went to the extent of comparing Virat to the US president Donald Trump. Now, Virat has finally given it back. In an interview with a sports channel, Kohli said, “It takes courage to speak about someone when they are on top and this team regardless of whether we are on top or not, we speak. If someone pokes us, we speak about it and we give it right back. Lot of people don’t digest it well but we take it very well and we give it back even better. Some people want to create spice sitting at some part in the world but when confronted with these kind of situations they’ve all gone through these kind of situations themselves. The easiest thing to do is sit at home and write a blog or speak on the mic and get done with it.”
He further added, “To come out there and bowl and bat is a different case altogether. When they know they don’t have that chance of competition, it’s very easy to speak and get away with it but this team doesn’t take a backward step from anyone. Just because we are honest in our preparations, we are honest in our hard work and we have no explanations left for anyone in the world. What matters to us is what we do in the change room. Outside that door whatever someone says is none of our business.”