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Does Virat Kohli know how to spell sorry? ‘Not sure’ - hate war continues

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland was asked if Virat Kohli should apologise for questioning Steve Smith’s integrity. The cricket official took a dig at the India captain in response

cricket Updated: Mar 23, 2017 10:16 IST
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From branded as overtly arrogant to being compared to US President Donald Trump, India cricket team captain Virat Kohli have been in the firing line of Australians -- media as well as from former and current cricketers Down Under.(AFP)

Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland took a dig at Virat Kohli,saying he is not sure if the Indian captain knows how to spell the “sorry” word.

“Look I am not sure he knows how to spell the word,” said Sutherland, on a radio chat with Australian channel Fiveaa.

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Sutherland’s witty response came when the radio jockey asked him whether Kohli should apologise to Australia cricket team captain Steve Smith for questioning his integrity in the second Test in Bangalore.

Kohli had stopped short of calling Smith a cheat after the Australian captain sought dressing room’s advice for a DRS call, triggering off a major controversy.

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Sutherland, who had called Kohli’s “cheating” claims as outrageous before striking truce with the BCCI, hopes the hostilities between the two teams end post the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala.

“After the end of thislong and cut-throat series,lets hope the boys from both teams get together and have a bit of a laugh. I know they are going to spend a lot of time together in the IPL, so I am sure if it doesn’t happen after Dharamsala Test, it will happen during the IPL,” Sutherland said.

Sections of Australia media have repeatedly attacked Kohli, most recently calling him the “Donald Trump of the sporting world”.

First Published: Mar 22, 2017 22:59 IST