first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has dismissed a media report stating that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had asked India captain Virat Kohli to stay humble in Australia.Virat Kohli and Team India are already in Australia and even had their first practice session at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. The report referred by BCCI claimed that CoA had told Kohli “to conduct himself with humility on the tour of Australia”.However, BCCI has rubbished the report and called it “baseless”.”There has been a report in the media by a Mumbai based tabloid dated November 17, 2018 with the headline “Be Humble: Virat Kohli gets a CoA memo”. The report stated that India Captain Virat Kohli has been sent a memo by the CoA to conduct himself with “humility”.”Contrary to the media report, the BCCI after consulting with the team management would like to rubbish the report and classify it as baseless,” BCCI said in a media release.Also read – Bishan Singh Bedi on Kohli-Kumble fallout: One person is doing all he wantsThe report that BCCI denied had specific details of how the CoA had taken up the matter with Kohli and had told him to behave in accordance with the title he holds in the Indian cricket setup.”In the days leading up to Team India’s departure for Australia on Friday, a COA member in a WhatsApp chat took up with Virat the matter of being civil and courteous in his interactions. This was followed by a phone call in which it was reiterated that he must, at all times, behave in a manner that befits the captain of the Indian team,” the report in the Mumbai tabloid said.advertisementKohli has recently attracted a whole lot of controversy with a wide belief that he holds a monopoly over the matters of the Indian cricket team and he gets everything he wants.Recently, Kohli even asked a fan to “leave India” if he could not bring himself to like any Indian batsman and prefers English and Australian batsmen.The comment led to a huge controversy where Kohli was targetted by social media users for his earlier comments in relation with the same comment. He was even told off by Tamil actor Siddharth.However, Kohli then took to Twitter to clarify his stance. “I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all.”On Sahitya AajTak on Sunday, former India cricketer and selector Bishan Singh Bedi said that he sees a lot of difference between the quality of batsman that Kohli is and his captaincy.”In my humble opinion, there is hardly anyone more intense than Kohli but there is a world of difference in his intensity and the team’s.”Similarly, Virat Kohli as a player and Virat Kohli as a captain, there is a world of difference,” Bedi said.Bedi even said spoke in relation to the Kohli-Anil Kumble fallout last year, “That is what I am saying, one person [Virat Kohli] is doing all he wants and we are letting it happen. What would Anil [Kumble] have said, he was gracious to leave it like that.”Also watch –last_img

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