Virat Kohli showing middle finger
January 4, 2012 10:13am CST
Annoyed by the crowd taunts, young Indian batsman Virat Kohli showed his fiddle finger to a section of crowd at SCG during the second test and may face disciplinary action for his gesture. I just read in tweeter he tweets " I agree cricketers don't have to retaliate. What when the crowd says worst things about your mother and sister. The worst I have heard" To which England batsman Kevin Pietersen replied tweeting, "ha ha ha ha ha!! Welcome to Australia buddy" Kohli again responded back to Pietersen saying "never heared crap like that. EVER" Now its not very hard for us to believe why Pietersen is also saying that. I am sure he also would have faced something like that. The thing is that although cricketers must not lose their cool temper but after all they are human too. Had I been at his place, I would have done the same. May be even worse. Now lets see what disciplinary action is taken by ICC.....
4 Jan 12
Well Vishalssgk, Virat Kohli should not have done this because no one in world can put any rules or code of conduct to audiences in the stadium. If they do not watch the matches then cricket will be failed game. So, Virat should control his emotions, when his sister and mother are good people then why to care such comments passed my audience. Some crap people do come to watch the matches and pass on all sorts of comments and that is their mannerism. When I too was playing cricket match in my college, some people in audience commented my parents. I got angry but I cannot go and hit them naa. I simple concentrated the game and did not listen to their comments. Now Virat is in trouble and he has to explain to match referee, ICC,etc. It sad why some people give verbal attacks to players, I remember once Inzamam went in to crowd and hit one person because he was called as potato. I understand all the players are not saints but these players are having celebrity tag with them and they were followed by youth. Those gestures are not good for the harmony of the game. Media here in India is highlighting it a lot and when Australia tour India, here too audiences will do the same for Australian players. This is not good for two different countries.
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5 Jan 12
surely he will have to face some disciplinary action. what happened virat is not tolerable. but in the umpires view, what the crowd says, doesnt matter. only the players action matter. so he should have controlled his temper. This is why Australian cricket is different.
5 Jan 12
i think Kohli should not have showed his middle finger towards the crowd. he should done something sensible like talking trash about their mother and sister.there wont be any mic near the ground and no one can conclusively prove he said those things.he would be satisfied for standing up when insulting one's family and at the same time not get caught. may be he will learn as he matures.
7 Jan 12
Then what is the point by doing so? See the thing is that either he should keep mum or he should show them his heart out which he did by showing the finger. I dont support it but i wont discourage it also. fans also should watch the match with sportsman spirit.
12 Jan 12
Yeah I heard the news. Some channels were making news like " Is cricket no more gentlemen game?" others were like "Do young player need to control their temper?" Now I dont know what it actually takes to be a gentleman! Does it mean that you will be a gentleman if you hear slang from someone about your mother & sister and just digest? And if there was an older player in place of kohli then he was gentleman coz he may had taken the abusing without reacting? Cricketers are also human being. Can ICC protect them from being abused so that they dont react like that?? From the tweeting of Pieterson it is quite clear that Australin spectators are always like that. So if ICC can punish Cricketers why dont they can provide them safety??