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Virat Kohli Hurled Bottle at Australian Official; Anil Kumble Stormed Into Umpires' Room: Report

The Australian newspaper has accused Indian captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble of indecent behaviour during the second Test in Bengaluru.

Cricketnext Staff |March 10, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
Virat Kohli Hurled Bottle at Australian Official; Anil Kumble Stormed Into Umpires' Room: Report

There is no end to the Decision Review System (DRS) row between India and Australia Cricket teams.

The Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph has accused Indian captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble of indecent behaviour during the second Test in Bengaluru.

The newspaper has alleged that Kohli had hurled an energy drink (Gatorade) bottle which hit an Australian team official.

The newspaper also accused Indian coach Kumble of storming into the umpires' room for clarification over Kohli’s dismissal in the first innings.

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“Kohli might be the aggressor in the brazen campaign India is running against Australia’s integrity — even striking an Australian official with an orange Gatorade bottle — but coach Kumble, one of the main instigators of the Monkeygate fiasco, would appear to have reclaimed his role as the puppeteer behind the scenes," the report said.

“It’s understood Kumble has also made his fury known about the actions of the match referee Chris Broad during the Test, complaints which are now to be passed onto the ICC by the BCCI,” the report added.

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The report also accused Kohli of slit throat gestures towards Australia batsman Peter Handscomb.

“It can be revealed he (Kohli) unleashed an astonishing outburst in the dressing rooms following his dismissal, smashing a Gatorade bottle off a table, where it then rebounded off a television and struck an Australian team official on the leg.

“Kohli was also seen swearing in the direction of the Australian box as he left the field and using a throat-slitting gesture to send-off Peter Handscomb late in the Test,” it said.

The report blamed the India Test captain Kohli for killing the spirit of the game.

“The spirit of the game notion has been pronounced dead in the game many times before, but Kohli — a law unto himself — would appear to have killed it off once again with his behaviour some of the worst by an international captain since villainous Sri Lankan leader Arjuna Ranatunga.”

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