Kohli-Smith bad blood continues off the field

Kohli received treatment for his sore right shoulder during the Test. The Indian captain said, “These things happen on the field. They started taking Patrick’s name. I don't know why. He's our physio. His job is to treat me. I don't find the reason behind it.”

Australian captain Steve Smith and Indian counterpart Virat Kohli had a go at each other again.   -  PTI

 

Yet another controversy is casting its shadow on the series. India captain Virat Kohli revealed he found it rather unusual that some Australian cricketers kept mentioning Indian physio Patrick Farhat’s name on the field.

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Kohli received treatment for his sore right shoulder during the Test.

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The Indian captain said, “These things happen on the field. They started taking Patrick’s name. I don't know why. He's our physio. His job is to treat me. I don't find the reason behind it. I could not understand. You must ask them why they have started taking Patrick’s name.”

Australian captain Steve Smith said earlier that he had been disappointed with the broadcast that made it seem as if he was grabbing his shoulder, seemingly mocking Kohli’s injury, after holding the catch to dismiss the Indian captain.

Smith said, “I was a bit disappointed. I didn't actually do anything. Virat was having a go at me saying I was disrespecting Patrick Farhat. If anything he [Farhat] did a terrific job to get Virat out on the field. He's a terrific physio.

Wonder when this issue will die down.

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