Daily Mail UK – Australian Test cricket captain Tim Paine has won a war of words with India’s Virat Kohli, solidifying his role as the leader of the Test side.

Summary

  • Australian Test cricket captain Tim Paine has won a war of words with India’s Virat Kohli, solidifying his role as the leader of the Test side.
  • But India’s captain Virat Kohli – who has been the target of controversy for his celebrations – thought otherwise, launching a scathing sledge that Paine didn’t hesitate to hit back at.
  • Veteran cricket reporter Robert Craddock told Fox Sports’ Cricket 360 program Kohli had slammed Paine’s role in the Australian test side.
  • ‘Kohli apparently said to Paine yesterday, “I’m the best player in the world and you’re just a stand-in captain”,’ Craddock said.
  • But Paine said his team wasn’t concerned about their image, telling ESPN: ‘We’re still going to play hard Australian cricket, as Michael put it, that’s not going to change.’


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