India vs Australia 2018: Virat is an absolute gentleman, says Ravi Shastri

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine
Virat Kohli and Tim Paine

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a passionate guy, they say. If you have any doubt over this, watch him perform on a cricket field. When he goes out to bat, there is always an intensity. He makes his presence felt with the very first ball. When he is out there on the pitch, the opposition knows that the best batsman in the world is at work.

But it’s not just limited to batting. Being the leader of the side, he adds fuel to the fire. He can be seen shouting, jumping up and down whenever a wicket falls down. He wears his heart on his sleeve and leads from the front. All this brings out the best of him. Many reckon that Virat Kohli performs better when he is fired up.

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But his on-field antics haven’t gone down well of late with many. Several former cricketers have criticized his behavior. Recently, he got involved with the Australian captain Tim Paine. Both were seen hurling comments over each other in the Perth Test until the umpire intervened.

Nothing wrong with Virat’s behavior, said Shastri

If Virat feels there is a need to sledge, he does that regardless of the match situation. While he is receiving rage for his nature, the coach Ravi Shastri thinks otherwise. When asked about Virat’s behavior, Shastri mentioned that there was nothing wrong about it.

The Indian coach was interacting with media in Melbourne. He was being questioned about the team combinations about the 3rd Test. All of a sudden, a reporter questioned about Virat’s on-field behavior, to which Shastri replied, “What’s wrong with his behavior? As far as we are concerned, he is an absolute gentleman.”


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