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Kohli called ‘disrespectful’ and ‘silly’ over his heated exchanges with Tim Paine

Tim Paine of Australia shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India after Australia claimed victory during day five of the second match in the Test series between Australia and India at Perth Stadium on December 18, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Virat Kohli has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism over his heated exchanges with Australian captain Tim Paine, with former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson calling the Indian player “disrespectful” and “silly.” Kohli and Paine exchanged heated words during the game and at one point the umpire had to intervene. Criticising Kohli’s behaviour, Johnson said the cricketer’s antics were unnecessary. “At the end of the match, you should be able to look each other in the eyes, shake hands and say ‘great contest’,” he wrote in a column for Fox Sports. “Virat Kohli could not do that with Tim…

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