India vs Australia: Virat Kohli claims Steve Smith, Australia disrespected Team India physio


India vs Australia: Virat Kohli claims Steve Smith, Australia disrespected Team India physio
  1. India vs Australia: Virat Kohli claims Steve Smith, Australia disrespected Team India physio
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    Virat Kohli alleged that some Australians unnecessarily taunted Patrick Farhart but Steve Smith denied the…
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Ranchi, Mar 21: Allegations and denials flew thick and fast between rival captains Virat Kohli and Steven Smith with the India skipper claiming that the home team physio Patrick Farhart was “disrespected” by visiting players.

Kohli alleged that some Australians unnecessarily taunted Farhart but Smith denied the claim.

“They (four-five of them) started taking Patrick’s name. I don’t know why. He’s our physio. His job is to treat me. I don’t find the reason behind it. I could not understand. You must ask why they have started taking his name,” said Kohli at the post match press conference.

While saving a run on the first day of the third Test here, Kohli hurt his shoulder and Farhart rushed onto the field to attain to his injury. Kohli eventually left the field with the physio.

Later Glenn Maxwell was seen mocking Kohli’s injury when he imitated his action by clutching his right shoulder after his dive to save a boundary. The Indian skipper, too, gave it back with a similar gesture when David Warner got out. Also Read: Mohammad Shami could play fourth Test in Dharamsala

When an Australian scribe asked about the mocking incident involving himself and Glenn Maxwell, an upset Kohli said: “It’s funny all our guys ask about cricket as the first thing and you ask about something controversial. But it’s okay. These things happen on the field.”

However Smith insisted that they never disrespected Farhart, who himself is an Australian.

“It was a bit disappointing. I didn’t…

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