Virat Kohli prevented fans from teasing Steve Smith during the match with Australia in the World Cup 2019.
Kohli got respect for this sportsmanship, he said – Fans should not have such attitude
Kohli was also elected the captain of the ICC ODI and Test team for the third consecutive year.
Rohit Sharma became ODI Cricketer of the Year, Deepak Chahar got Performance of the Year in T20
Dainik BhaskarJan 15, 2020, 05:19 PM IST Sports Desk. Indian captain Virat Kohli was surprised to receive the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award. "I am surprised, I have got this honor after going through the wrong things for many years," he said at the Mumbai event on Wednesday. Was stopped from teasing. He received this honor for this sporting spirit.
Kohli was also elected captain of the ICC ODI and Test team for the third consecutive year. Apart from these, Rohit Sharma became ODI Cricketer of the Year for the first time. Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar got the Performance of the Year in T20.
'Can not make emotional comments on anyone'
Regarding Smith, Kohli said, "That situation was very bad for him personally, I understood him. I do not think that a person coming out of such a situation should be taken advantage of. Our fans should not have such an attitude. We all have to take responsibility for this. We can put pressure on the opposition team, but cannot comment emotionally on anyone. It will not be accepted at any stage. "
Who remembers this gesture from Virat Kohli during # CWC19? The Indian captain is the winner of the 2019 Spirit of Cricket Award 🙌 #ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/Z4rVSH8X7x
– ICC (@ICC) January 15, 2020
'Hooting someone is not right'
Kohli said, "You can tighten a little bit, but hooting someone is not right." I do not support it. Many times we take critical thinking against a player in his early stages. I do not want any young player to go through it. Everyone should give time to understand themselves. "
We are happy with our performance: Rohit
One-day Cricketer of the Year Rohit said, "It feels good to appreciate your hard work in this way. Everyone is happy with the performance we have done as a team last year. We could have done better, but we had a lot of positives. "While there, Deepak Chahar said," It was my great performance to take 6 wickets for 7 runs in a T20 match. I can never forget this. These memories will always be close to my heart. "
Kohli asked Smith to applaud, Steve Smith, who was caught in the ball tampering (ball tampering) case in 2018, was severely criticized in the sporting world. He was also banned for a year. He made a comeback in the 2019 World Cup. Fans were teasing Smith while fielding in a match against India. At the same time, Kohli, who was batting, stopped the fans and urged them to clap for Smith.
During the match, Kohli showed a middle finger, imposing a 50 percent penalty on the match. He was fined 50 percent of the match for this. Kohli many times shows a more aggressive way after winning a match or after a wicket has fallen. He was also criticized many times over this. Kohli and Smith came face-to-face again in a match. When the then Captain Smith looked towards the dressing room to take the Decision Review System (DRS) after being dismissed. On this, Kohli stopped him and called him a cheater.