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Merv Hughes addresses Indian skipper Virat Kohli as a “flog”

Hughes said that both the sides were better off in the Test match with Kohli injured as the Indian skipper would have “gone over the top” if he had played in the decider.

Merv Hughes
Merv Hughes. (© Getty Images)

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been involved in a whole lot of controversies in his short cricketing career, with the current tour being no different. The Australian media, in particular, has certainly put the Indian skipper in limelight comparing him to the President of the United States of America Donald Trump.

Despite being targeted by the Australian Media, former Australian players and the current crop of players- Kohli has come unscathed and cool, paying no heed to the Australian media. Former Australian fast bowler Merv Hughes, who was also a former selector for the Australian team has taken a dig on Kohli, calling the Indian skipper a “flog”. The word Flog is apparently a derogatory Australian slang.

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“He (Kohli) is a great player and he is probably a bloke you would love to have on your side, but watching it from afar and watching him in other colours, you just think ‘what a flog’,” Hughes was reportedly quoted by ‘Daily Telegraph’ as having told SEN Radio.

Hughes’ nasty remark comes after the conclusion of the closely-fought Test series which India won 2-1 at home, after coming back from a Test down. The close of the fourth Test at Dharamshala unveiled more drama at the post-match conference, where Kohli said he no longer considered the Australian cricketers as his friends.

The Indian skipper was also aghast with the comments made by Cricket Australia’s CEO James Sutherland, who made a sarcastic statement of Kohli not knowing the word “sorry”.

Earlier, Kohli pulled himself out of the decider due to a shoulder injury that he inflicted while fielding in the third Test at Ranchi. Hughes said that both the sides were better off in the Test match with Kohli injured as the Indian skipper would have “gone over the top” if he had played in the decider.

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