India skipper Virat Kohli seemingly lost his cool while addressing the media after the second Test against New Zealand when one of the journalists asked him about an incident that took place on the second day of the game. The journalist was referring to the incident where Virat Kohli lashed out at New Zealand’s spectators after the fall of a wicket.
Known for wearing his heart on his sleeves, the India superstar once again let his emotions get the better of him as New Zealand fans evidently got under his skin. The incident took place when the Indian team was celebrating a fall of wicket in the first session on day two.
As the Indian team celebrated the breakthrough, Virat Kohli faced the crowd and shushed his critics, appearing to mouth the words, “Shut the f*** up”. And when he came to address the media after the end of the match, one of the journalists from New Zealand made sure to ask him about the same. The journalist also asked him about his sendoff to Kane Williamson.
However, the India skipper was in no mood to explain his action and lashed out at the journalist. Here is the full transcript of the dialogue between Kohli and the journalist.
Journalist: Virat, what’s your reaction to your behaviour on the field, swearing at Williamson when he got out, swearing at the crowd. As an Indian captain, don’t you think you should set a better example on the field?
Virat Kohli: What do you think?
Journalist: I asked you the question?
Virat Kohli: I am asking you the answer.
Journalist: You need to set better examples
Virat Kohli: You need to find out exactly what happened and come up with better questions. You can’t come here with half questions or half details of what happened. And also, if you want to create controversy, this is not the right place. I had spoken to the match referee. He had no issues with what happened. Thank You.
Here is a clip of that moment during the press conference:
Meanwhile, New Zealand crushed India by seven wickets in the second game to sweep the two-match series.
India’s bowlers came up with a fine show in the first innings to give the team a slender seven run lead. The Virat Kohli-led side had managed to score only 242 in the first innings but the bowlers bowled out the hosts for 235 to give the tourists slight advantage.
However, India’s batsmen failed miserably in the second innings as the team was all out for just 124 to set the home side a target of 132. In reply, New Zealand rode on fifties from their openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell to chase down the total with ease.