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BCCI "garbage" Kohli sledging assertion



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Aussie romp to Perth win last day

BCCI has refuted reports claiming India captain Virat Kohli had denied his rival carrier Tim Paine during the second Domain Test at Perth Stadium.

It had been reported by some Australian media. Kohli had commented on Paine about his status as the Australian captain during play on the fourth day.

BCCI, however, has defended its shipper in a media statement published on Tuesday night.

"There are reports that make the rounds in the media and across social media platforms claiming India's captain Virat Kohli became involved in a joke with Australian captain Tim Paine during the 2nd Test in Perth," Reading on BCCI website read.

"It is assumed" that Kohli said, "I'm the best player in the world and you're just a built-in captain." These statements were based on hearsay and BCCI would like to notice that no such words were spoken in the field by the Indian captain.

"BCCI got a clarification from the team about the event and would like to classify the reports as baseless."

Paine and Kohli locked in the battle of the Captains

Stump microphones picked up a lot of jokes between the opposing captains during game on the fourth day, with the two ships who came face to face while Paine was in the week in Australia's second innings. Umpire Chris Gaffaney intervened at one stage of the couple's exchange.

"It's enough … play the game," said Gaffaney at that time. "Your boys are the captains. Play the game."

Paine's answer to the judge was: "There is no swear. We only have a conversation."

But Gaffaney reminded the skippers of their roles. "You're Captain Tim," he said.

Ricky Ponting noticed the incidents as "pretty bright" and Kohli echoed the comments of the former Australian captain during his press conference after the match.

"As long as there is no swearing out there on the field, and there are no personal attacks, the line can not be crossed," Kohli said.

Kohli fronts up to selection questions

Microphones also picked up Paine, who told Murali Vijay, "You do not like him as a bloke", referring to Kohli who was back in the Indian dressing room.

Paine also played down a field player between the teams, but indicated that his team would not "lie back and go everywhere".

"I think we find a really good balance in that sense, so I am very pleased with how we will do it," Paine said.

Australia won the second test with 146 runs and the ICC has not informed of any fees posted from the meeting.

The third test between Australia and India begins at Boxing Day in Melbourne, with the final test one week later in Sydney.

Domain Test Series v India

Dec 6-10: India won with 31 runs

Dec 14-18: Australia won 146 pounds

Dec 26-30: Third Test, MCG

Jan 3-7: Fourth test, SCG

Australia squad: Tim Paine (c, wk), Josh Hazlewood (vc), Mitch Marsh (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain

India troop: Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav , Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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