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Mitchell Johnson rips into Virat Kohli over Perth antics

Virat Kohli

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian captain Virat Kohli faced stiff criticism both Down Under and at home on Wednesday (19) 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 Paine exchanged barbs, at one point prompting intervention from the umpire, during the game that Australia won by 146 runs on Tuesday to…

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