After winning the series 2-1 at Dharamsala, Kohli had spoken about how the Australian cricketers were his friends off the field before the series, but that had changed afterwards.
The batsman, who is nursing a shoulder injury, while attending a press conference at Dharamsala had said: “No, it (the friendship) has changed. I thought that was the case, but it has changed for sure. As I said, in the heat of battle you want to be competitive but I’ve been proven wrong.
“The thing I said before the first Test, that has certainly changed and you won’t hear me say that ever again.”
The 28-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday to clarify his remarks as he felt his comments were blown “way out of proportion.” He mentioned that he didn’t direct the statements at the entire Australian team and had meant it only for a couple of individuals.
Kohli also stated that he will continue to be on good terms with the few cricketers he knows and has played alongside for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in Indian Premier League (IPL).
1/2 My answer at the post match conference has been blown way out of proportion. I did not categorically say the whole Australian team but— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2017
2/2only a couple of individuals.I continue to be in good terms with the few guys I know & who I've played with at RCB & that doesn't change.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2017
The RCB captain may miss a few early matches of the tenth season of IPL as he hasn’t fully recovered yet from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Ranchi Test.
Meanwhile, Brad Hodge, the Gujarat Lions coach has also sent out a tweet apologising to the people of India and Kohli in particular, after having indicated that Kohli might play in the IPL after pulling out of the deciding Test.
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