“Who is he?”- Virat Kohli on being questioned about South African spinner Paul Harris
Back in March, Harris shared a tweet on the Indian skipper.
Updated - Nov 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Back in March this year, former South African spinner Paul Harris questioned the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the world’s apex cricket board charged Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada. The speedster got himself tangled in a controversy during the home series against Australia where he was banned for a couple of Tests owing to a deliberate altercation with Steve Smith.
He also mentioned that ICC was being a little too harsh on either Rabada or South African cricket in general. Harris tweeted about the same and also put forth Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s name. The 40-year-old mentioned that the Delhi-born 30-year-old batsman acted like a clown when India toured South Africa earlier this year for a Test, ODI and a T20I series.
He expressed his opinions on Twitter and wrote, “If he has to then everyone does. I watched Kohli behave like a clown for three tests here in SA and nothing. Seems to me that @ICC either have an issue with Rabada or with the Proteas in general.”
Here is Harris’ tweet
If he has to then everyone does. I watched Kohli behave like a clown for three tests here in SA and nothing. Seems to me that @ICC either have an issue with Rabada or with the Proteas in general.
— paul harris (@paulharris12) March 12, 2018
Kohli finally reacts
Back then, Kohli didn’t find it necessary to react to the comments. Recently, during his 30th birthday when he launched his official application, a supporter brought forth the statement and asked him to opine on the same. Kohli had a stern reply in store and he even went on to say that he doesn’t even recognise the retired tweaker from Rhodesia.
“When was this? Was this during South Africa? Was this when we were in South Africa? Paul Harris, ye kon hai (Who is he)? He looks like a cricketer,” Kohli said while reacting to a user’s post.
A couple of days ago, in the same application, Virat ripped a supporter into pieces, mentioning that the person should leave India if he doesn’t like his own countrymen. He has thereafter been severely slammed and to make things worse, even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) didn’t mince any words in criticising the cricketer.