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India vs Australia: Kohli ‘Felt Bad’ For Banned Aussie Players, Stays in Touch With Warner

Cricketnext Staff |December 10, 2018, 9:43 AM IST
India vs Australia: Kohli ‘Felt Bad’ For Banned Aussie Players, Stays in Touch With Warner

They might have had a few heated exchanges on the field in the past but India skipper Virat Kohli can’t help but feel sad for Australia’s banned players David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft.

Kohli told Fox Sports that he was upset with the treatment meted out to the trio after being banned for involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. Kohli also revealed he’s been in touch with Warner since the controversy erupted.

Cricket Australia banned Smith and Warner from international and state cricket for a year, while Bancroft faced a suspension of nine months.

"What happened after ... I felt very bad,'' Kohli said. "The things that happened afterwards should not have happened.

"The things that hit me the hardest was the way they were received at the airports and escorted out. It is not my place to comment on the decisions. But to treat people like that for me it was unpleasant to see."

"After that event I have always been in touch with David, me and him get along very well, he has been very kind to me," he said.

He also added that he would never like to experience anything like this in his career.

"I have known David and Steve and apart from the battles you have on the field you never want to see something of that magnitude happen to two sportsmen," he said.

"It was sad to see, to be honest. As big a thing as it became, you never want to see anyone go through that."

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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