India suffered a humiliating 0-2 series loss against hosts New Zealand after they were crushed in the second and final Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch by seven wickets on Monday. It was India’s first Test series loss since the tour of England in 2018. Also Read - Childhood Coach Defends Virat Kohli's On-Field Antics vs New Zealand, Says 'He Never Crosses Line'
It may not have affected their number one position in the ongoing ICC Test Championship, but it did hurt them. Also Read - Inzamam-ul-Haq Backs Virat Kohli, Says ''How Can You Question India Skipper's Technique, He Has 70 Odd International Hundreds'' | WATCH VIDEO
According to a report in Indian Express, the 31-year-old cricketer, who was standing at slips was heard saying “Jab India mein yeh log aayenge, tab dikha doonga (I will show them when they come to India).” Also Read - ICC Spirit of Cricket Awardee Virat Kohli Snaps at Journalist After Questioned on His On-Field Behaviour
As the premier batsman of the side, he failed to make an impact as he scored 38 runs in four outings which also saw him slip to the second spot in the ICC Test batsmen rankings.
Surprisingly, the ICC Spirit of cricket awardee also snapped at a journalist who questioned him on his on-field behaviour after he gave his opposite number Kane Williamson a send-off and he also swore at the crowd.
Here is how the event panned out between Kohli and the journalist.
Reporter: Virat, what’s your reaction to your behaviour on the field, swearing at Williamson when he got out, swearing at the crowd. As an Indian captain, don’t you think you should set a better example on the field?
Virat Kohli: What do you think?
Reporter: I asked you the question?
Virat Kohli: I am asking you the answer
Reporter: You need to set better examples
Kohli: You need to find out exactly what happened and come up with better questions. You can’t come here with half questions or half details of what happened. And also, if you want to create controversy, this is not the right place. I had spoken to the match referee. He had no issues with what happened. Thank You.
During the presser, Kohli also admitted that it was a collective failure on the part of the team and not one single individual could be blamed.