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Virat Kohli’s comments were made in the heat of the moment, says Warne

Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has said he feels that the comments made by the captain are just in the heat of the moment.

Shane Warne
Shane Warne. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli had stated at the end of the closely fought 2-1 Test series win that he no longer considered the Australian cricketers as his friend. Within the span of 24 hours, the comment made by the Indian captain was blown up to the extent of Kohli having to tweet regarding this issue.

Kohli tweeted later the same day saying that except two individuals in the visiting team all the Australian cricketers are in good terms with the skipper.

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Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has said he feels that the comments made by the captain are just in the heat of the moment.

“Virat is a very likeable guy and I love the fact he plays with so much passion,” Warne told ‘news.com.au’.

“But I am sure he’s thinking now there are a few good Aussies out there that I’m friends with and I’d be disappointed if that wasn’t the case.” He further added.

The second highest-wicket taker recalls that the Australian team that he was part of had its share of run-ins during his playing days. He further said that the game of Cricket is so passionate that things go beyond the boundaries at times and it is purely in the spur of the moment.

Kohli, in particular, was under extreme scrutiny after India’s loss at Pune. The Australian media have made valiant attempts to take digs at the Indian skipper, to which Kohli has ignored or not responded.

Kohli and co also refused to take the olive branch offered by the Australian team at the end of the series.

Warne concluded saying that “I think it was a heat of the moment comment. It was a heated series. There was a lot of stuff said, and both captains were into each other, but I think overall the series was played in a good hard fighting Test match spirit,”

It would, however, be intriguing what the Kohli has to say to the Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steve Smith during the tenth season of Indian Premier League.

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