Australia vs India: Virat Kohli gives a perfect response to the crowd's 'wanker' chants

Australia vs India: Virat Kohli gives a perfect response to the crowd’s ‘wanker’ chants

The Indian captain is not afraid of giving it back.

Melbourne Crowd
Melbourne Crowd. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

The ongoing third Test match between Australia and India has generated some controversy thanks to the racist comments from the crowd. The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has witnessed some brilliant cricket from the visitors even as the home side has gone down like anything. This has probably irked the fans as they started hurling not-so-good comments at the Indian players including Virat Kohli.

The chants ‘show me your visa’ over the first two days led to the Cricket Australia (CA) issuing a warning to the spectators stating the ones making such comments will be evicted from the ground. A few faced the wrath as well during play on Day three. But still, some fans continued doing the same as the chants of ‘Kohli’s a wanker’ were heard at the MCG.

Kohli bows down in response

Earlier, the CA spokesperson had cleared that the board has a zero-tolerance policy against the racist comments and the Victoria Police and MCG stadium security had kept a keen eye on the people passing such disgraceful statements.

“Cricket Australia takes a zero-tolerance stance against any form of abuse or racial vilification at any of our matches, whether it be towards fans, players, or staff. Fans are able to report this to stadium staff or security. Victoria Police and MCG stadium security monitored the behaviour of the crowd in a section of the stadium today and evicted several fans for inappropriate behaviour. They will continue to monitor the area for remaining days of the Test,” he had said.

Meanwhile, the chants of ‘Kohli’s a wanker’ reached the Virat Kohli’s ears during the course of play on Friday and the Indian captain bowed down to a section of a crowd from the centre of the ground in response. It will be interesting to see if Kohli speaks about the same in the post-match press conference as India look favourites to win the Test and retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

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