KATHMANDU, March 4: India´s team management has denied reports that Virat Kohli used offensive language at a journalist during a World Cup practice session in Perth, Australia.
The Indian media reported widely Wednesday that Kohli apparently mistook the journalist for somebody who had published a negative story about the batsman´s girlfriend.
Kohli, who was elevated to India´s test captaincy when Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from the longer format during the recent series against Australia, is key player in India´s attempt to defend the World Cup title.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India issued a brief statement saying: “There was a misunderstanding and no abusive language was used. Virat has spoken to the concerned gentlemen immediately and matter ends.