Virat Kohli is very well-known for his anger and aggressiveness on the field apart from his spectacular performance. During his career, he has faced a lot of embarrassing incidents. One such incident was in 2012 when he was playing a test match in Sydney Australia and was captured showing the middle finger to the section of crows in the second test. The matter started when the audience started to throw remarks at Virat and he couldn’t take it and react by showing the middle finger to them. He became the matter of troll and abuse on social media and was called up by the match referee Rajan Madugalle who asked his explanation regarding the issue. Kohli recalled the complete incident and actually elaborate it in an interview.
"The one thing I remember most is when I'd had enough of the Australian crowd at Sydney [in 2012] and I just decided to flick a [middle] finger at them," he recalled while speaking to Wisden Cricket Monthly.
"The match referee [Ranjan Madugalle] called me to his room the next day and I'm like, 'What's wrong?'.
The referee asked: 'What happened at the boundary yesterday?'
I said: "Nothing, it was a bit of banter. Then he threw the newspaper in front of me and there was this big image of me flicking on the front page".
I said, 'I'm so sorry, please don't ban me!' I got away with that one. He was a nice guy, he understood I was young and these things happen,"
After the incident, Kohli took tweeter to defend himself saying, “i agree cricketers dont have to retaliate. what when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister. the worst ive heard”
i agree cricketers dont have to retaliate. what when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister. the worst ive heard
He even added, how his coach Rajkumar Sharma get the credit for his success and his role in shaping up his future. "My coach, Rajkumar Sharma, was always looking at things from the outside and he understood me the most after my family because I had interacted him so much over the years. My family as well. Every time they felt like I was not on the right path they told me,"
He added, "But my coach was the one that was very stern with me. If I was doing something wrong he would make sure that he got that across, one way or the other. He was the only person I was scared of when I was growing up. I went into his academy when I was nine and even now I still speak to him about my game,"