Aussies called me spoilt brat. They hate me and I like that,” says Kohli
AFP: Virat Kohli says he enjoys the on-field banter with Australia but he let his bat do the talking on Sunday with a Test-best 169 to help India fight back in the third Test.
Kohli was just as forthright at his post-day press conference as he fired some verbal bouncers at the Australians.
“I like playing against Australia because it’s very hard for them to stay calm,” he said.
“I don’t mind. I will give it on the field. It really excites me and brings the best out in me.
“They don’t seem to be learning the lesson.”
They were calling me a spoilt brat and I said ‘Maybe that’s the way I am — I know you guys hate me and I like that’.
“So I don’t mind having a chat on the field and it worked in my favour, I guess.”
“That’s important, you can’t back off after saying a few words and then not show it with your skill.
“So I decided when he comes onto bowl, I’m going to back myself and take him on as well. I don’t mind giving a word back and neither does he. So it kept going on.”
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