Not sure Kohli knows how to spell sorry, mocks James Sutherland

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Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland. (Photo by Chris Hyde – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

The ongoing India v Australia series has been seeing a lot of on field tussles and the off field banters. The tempers have been soaring and the players are leaving no opportunity to sledge and mock one another. In a recent update, it was the Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive James Sutherland, who joined in the discussion by mocking Indian captain Virat Kohli. The incident came right after the day when the Australian media had come hard at Kohli by comparing him with the President of the United States Donald Trump.

The Indian skipper has been on the firing range of the Aussie players and the Australian media ever since the tour commenced. Australian Radio channel FIVEaa had a conversation with James Sutherland recently. It was in this conversation when Sutherland was asked whether Kohli should be apologizing for his allegations against the Australian side.


In response to the question, James Sutherland quoted, “I am not sure he (Virat) knows how to spell the word (sorry).”

The scene goes back to the third Test at Ranchi. Kohli had injured himself on day 1 of the Test. Later in the match when Kohli came in to bat, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Aussie skipper Steve Smith were scene mocking his shoulder injury by imitating his actions.

This did not go down well with the Indian skipper and he gave back a similar send off to Australian opener David Warner in the second innings. After the Test was drawn, the Indian captain alleged that the Australian players sledged the Indian team by trolling their physio Patrick Farhart, who is an Australian too.

“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,” Kohli had quoted.

In reply to these allegations, Steve Smith brushed aside all such claims made by Kohli saying that they had no reason to disrespect Farhart and were rather happy about the fact that he did a great job for the Indian team.

“Virat was having a go at me out in the middle and saying how I was disrespecting Patrick Farhart when actually it was the exact opposite. If I was to do anything, (I was inferring) he did a pretty terrific job to get Virat back on the field after that shoulder,” Smith had quoted.