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‘Disrespectful, silly’ Kohli blasted at home and abroad

NEW DELHI: Indian captain Virat Kohli faced stiff criticism both Down Under and at home on Wednesday after his side's crushing loss to Australia in the second Test. Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson called Kohli "disrespectful" and "silly" over his heated exchanges with fellow skipper Tim Paine during the Perth Test. Former India great Sunil Gavaskar meanwhile hit out at "selection blunders" and the Indian Express daily slammed Kohli's "explicit lack of confidence" in some of his players. Kohli and…

Virat Kohli is world’s worst behaved player, says Naseeruddin Shah

Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah on Monday termed Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli "world's worst behaved player". "Virat K is not only the world's best batsman but also the world's worst behaved player. His cricketing brilliance pales beside his arrogance and bad manners.. And I have no intention of leaving the country by the way," the 'Ghalib' actor wrote on his Facebook page. The comments came shortly after Kohli engaged in heated exchanges with his Australian counterpart Time Paine on day four of…

New style, new era: Paine promises to rebuild trust in Australia cricket

SYDNEY: Australia Test captain Tim Paine pledged Thursday to embark on a new era of "respectful" cricket and rebuild public trust after the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the sport. The newly appointed leader said the fallout from the tampering episode was greater than players had anticipated and promised a different style of cricket in the future. "Going forward we have a clean slate. We can rewrite the way we play a little bit," the 33-year-old told reporters in Tasmania's capital Hobart. "The main thing for…

Sri Lanka’s Dickwella suspended after T20 dissent

SYDNEY: Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella was suspended for two limited-overs matches on Tuesday after he was punished for dissent during last week's pulsating Twenty20 win over Australia. The wicketkeeper and opening batsman was docked two demerit points and fined 30 percent of his match fee for his aggrieved reaction to being given out caught behind on Sunday, reaching five points and triggering an automatic ban. Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine was fined 15 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point for…