BCCi has dismissed media reports that Indian skipper Virat Kohli bragged about being the bets batsman in the world and belittling opposite number Tim Paine.
The BCCI came out with a statement saying Kohli never bragged about what is being reported. "It is 'assumed' that Kohli said, 'I am the best player in the world and you are just a stand-in captain'. These claims were based on hearsay and the BCCI would like to bring into notice that no such words were spoken on the field by the Indian captain," BCCI said in a statement, according to PTI.
"The BCCI got a clarification from the team management about the incident and would like to classify the reports as baseless," the report further read.
Kohli was questioned about the same post the match, but defended the tactics saying, "As long as there is no swearing on the field, and there's no personal attacks, the line doesn't get crossed. That's it!. But look, in competitive spirit it stays on the field. I am not going to go into details but to be honest it's not of importance for me to speak on and it's something that's done,"
India went on to lose the Perth Test by 146 runs.
Paine also said that things never went under control on the field. "It was a highly competitive Test match from both teams. There's a lot on the line and both teams desperately want to win and sometimes that stuff happens" Paine said at the post-match press conference.
--By A Cricket Correspondent