Virat Kohli has been short of runs in this ongoing Test series against Australia    IANS
Virat Kohli has been short of runs in this ongoing Test series against Australia IANS

New Delhi: Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Thursday lashed out at Cricket Australia (CA) officials for targetting Virat Kohli over the DRS controversy in the ongoing Test series, terming their conduct “disgraceful” and “arrogant”. Thakur, who was removed from the post of BCCI President early this year by the Supreme Court in the wake of the Lodha Committee recommendations, said that Cricket Australia has always tried to dictate terms to India. “DISGRACEFUL behaviour by Australian media & @CricketAus officials in the way they are talking abt a legend of the game @viratkohli,” Thakur wrote in a series of tweets. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 4th Test at Dharamsala

“Its the fault of @BCCI & complete arrogance of @CricketAus who’ve alwys tried to dictate terms in cricket and target players,” he added. Taking a dig at Kohli, CA Chief Executive James Sutherland had said that he was not sure if the Indian captain knows how to spell the “sorry” word.

“Look I am not sure he knows how to spell the word,” said Sutherland on a chat with an Australian radio station. Sutherland had called truce with the BCCI following the DRS controversy after Australia captain Steve Smith sought dressing room help to decide whether to take a review or not during the second Test in Bengaluru. But Thakur felt those currently at the helm of BCCI affairs did not fully stand by the Indian team. READ: Shami unfit for India vs Australia 4th Test; Kohli skips practice

“What sort of ‘truce’ ws this? @BCCI compromised the integrity of their #TeamIndia Capt @imVkohli & didn’t stand by their players & team,” he said.