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Aussie media attacks Kohli again

March 29, 2017 14:56 IST

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: ‘All Virat Kohli had to do was say sorry. Steve Smith did’. Photograph: PTI

Australian media, on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Virat Kohli, labelling the India captain as ‘classless’ and ‘egomaniac’ following his no-longer-friends comment at the end of a spiteful Test series.

Australian newspapers came hard on Kohli for declaring that he no longer considers Australian players as friends after what happened in the four-match rubber, which was marred by acrimony between players of both the sides.

The Australian media also took a jibe at Kohli after India reportedly snubbed the visitors' invitation for a beer at the end of the series which the hosts won 2-1 to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

“Virat Kohli had to shake hands and move on after series win but he acted like a child," read a headline in Sydney's Daily Telegraph, which also called Kohli an ‘egomaniac’.

‘Beergate: Kohli's latest classless act’, another headline read.

Peter Lalor of The Australian newspaper added: "If there were any doubts about the poor spirit between the Indian and Australian sides it was confirmed after the series when the home side shunned a suggestion the two sides drink together."

They also compared Kohli's behaviour with his opposite number Steve Smith, who apologised for letting his ‘emotions slip’ during the aggressively-contested series.

"All Virat Kohli had to do was say sorry. Steve Smith did," wrote Herald Sun journalist Russell Gould.

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