Kohli didn't boast, didn't belittle Paine: BCCI

Best player vs stand-in skipper BCCI denies Virat Kohli made controversial remark

Tim Paine & Virat Kohli Got Into A Full-On Argy-Bargy At The Perth Test

"I think it was all good fun, it's quite competitive out there as you know and there's going to be words from time to time but it was all in good spirits", Hazlewood said. Well, Naseeruddin Shah who is an avid cricket fan wrote on Facebook that Kohli's bad manner paled his cricketing exploits and talent, which is considered supreme in contemporary cricket.

There were a couple of tense moments in the match, including when Paine and Kohli went chest to chest and prompted a stern rebuke from umpires, but the match referee didn't level any charges.

Rival captains Tim Paine and Virat Kohli on Tuesday played down their heated exchanges which prompted intervention from the umpire during the second Test between Australia and India. It was Kohli who started the battle of words this time around by having a go at his Australian counterpart Tim Paine at the end of the second's day's play and nearly had a physical altercation with him while he was batting during the morning session of Day 4.

While Indian fans supported Virat Kohli his Australian fans slammed him.

"The BCCI got a clarification from the team management about the incident and would like to classify the reports as baseless". But, he went to Tim Paine and said, "If he messes this up it is 2-0 and who's going to talk then?"

The mutually-agreed-upon line in this series seems to be drawn at swearing, and despite all the hype around the chatter between the two teams, the two captains are happy with each other's behaviour.

Virat Kohli addresses the media after being defeated during day five of the second match in the Test series.

With the banter reported by the media on the last two days of the match, Kohli faced questions on the issue but he said no one crossed the line.

Kohli claimed pre-series he no longer needed to engage in an argument to get into the contest but his on-field conduct in Perth suggested otherwise. "And no personal attacks".

"With the stump mics and cameras and all these things, honestly when the bowler is bowling you aren't thinking whether the stump mic is on or the camera is on or not".

"It stays on the field".

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