BCCI defends Virat Kohli following episode with Steven Smith during India vs Australia, 2nd Test

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after due deliberation and seeing the video replays of the episode steadfastly stands with the Indian Cricket Team and its Captain Mr. Virat Kohli. Mr. Virat Kohli is a mature and seasoned cricketer and his conduct on the field has been exemplary. Mr. Kohli s action was supported by ICC Elite Panel Umpire Mr. Nigel Llong who rushed in to dissuade Mr. Steven Smith from taking recourse to inappropriate assistance. BCCI has requested the ICC to take cognizance of the fact that the Australian skipper Mr. Steven Smith in his press conference admitted to a brain fade at that moment. BCCI sincerely hopes that the rest of the matches are played in the true spirit of cricket. Full cricket scorecard: India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

NOTE: Video clips of the incident and the press conference can be viewed by downloading the attached link – https://we.tl/JJllBAUWRR or on www.bcci.tv