NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s batting mainstay Virat Kohli has been censured for his ugly outburst against a travelling Indian journalist in Perth and has been advised to maintain dignity, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.
Known equally for his silken touch with the bat and a penchant for run-ins with opposition players, test captain Kohli swore at the journalist over a story about his personal life after Tuesday’s net session at the Murdoch Oval.
The 26-year-old subsequently realised it was a case of mistaken identity and apologised through another journalist.
Team media manager R.N. Baba initially issued a statement terming it a “misunderstanding” and denying abusive languages were used.