Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Thursday hit out at the Indian cricket board for their handling of the controversy surrounding Virat Kohli and Steven Smith in a series of posts on twitter.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association president also slammed the Australian media for targetting the Indian captain through a series of reports, tarnishing Kohli’s image.
Thakur, the man behind getting Dharamsala its maiden Test, lashed out at the Australian media and team management saying that their behaviour towards Kohli was ‘disgraceful’.
The former BCCI chief then slammed the board itself in his next tweet, questioning its handling of the DRS controversy and said that the BCCI ‘compromised the integrity of the Indian captain and did not stand by its players’.
BCCI didn’t take forward the case against Steven Smith, who was caught looking for instructions from the Australian dressing room on whether he should review an LBW decision that went against him in the second innings of the Bengaluru Test.
The incident was followed by verbal sparring between both camps with Indian captain Virat Kohli saying in the post match press conference that the Australians had employed unfair tactics on more than one occasion.
Australian captain Smith termed his mistake as a ‘brain fade’ but strongly rebutted Kohli’s claims about the visitors using unfair means on more than one occasion.
Here are his tweets: