New Delhi: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday rubbished media reports in Australia which claimed that captain
bragged about being the best batsman in the world
During the Second Test in Perth
The two captains were consistently involved in the match but both insisted that no line was crossed. Reports in Australia claimed that the world’s No. 1 Test and ODI batsman was the best in the show during the showdowns.
The BCCI came out in support of Kohli, saying the statement attributed to Kohli was just hearsay and he never bragged about himself.
“It is ‘assumed’ that Kohli said, ‘I am the best player in the world and you are just a stand-in captain.’ These claims are hearsay on the basis and the notice is made in BCCI that there is no such word BCCI said in a statement.
“The BCCI got a clarification from the team management about the incident and the reports are as baseless as classify.”
With the banter reported by the media on the last two days of the match, but he said no one crossed the issue
“As long as there is no swearing on the field, and there is no personal attacks, the line does not get crossed. That’s it! But look, in competitive spirit it remains on the field. But to be honest it’s not important for me to talk on and it’s something that’s done, “Kohli said after India lost the Test by 146 runs.
Paine too insisted
“It was a highly competitive Test match from both teams. There is a lot on the line and both teams are desperately want to win and sometimes that stuff,” Post-match press conference during Paine said.
“It was just two competitive cricketers trying to do their game,” Paine said.