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They say, cricket is a gentleman s game. However, it is also competitive game. Both the teams and the 22 players who take the field play it in a passionate manner, giving it all to win at any cost. At times, emotions get the better of individuals and they resort to sledging and abusing the opposition players. When you talk about words like passion and abusing in the game, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli s name immediately comes to the mind. The young, aggressive player never takes it from anyone and believes in giving it back, both by words and actions then and there.

There are times when Kohli has lost his temper and got involved in sledging. There was even an occasion on the Australia tour in 2011-12 when a frustrated Kohli, who was quite young then, showed middle finger to the Australian crowd and had to face a lot of criticism. However, it is not about Kohli that we are going to talk here. He is a part of the latest abusing incident, but in a tacit way. He was just a mute spectator as he was at the crease to bat when the abusing took place during the second India-New Zealand Test at Kolkata.

The main culprit here is New Zealand s acting captain Ross Taylor. The incident in question happened during India s second innings when Kohli came out to bat and Taylor was fielding in the slips. Trent Boult was bowling from one end and one of his deliveries, there was a huge leg before appeal which Umpire Rod Tucker turned down. This apparently did not go down well with Taylor, who seemed to have abused Tucker in Hindi, yes you read it right, in Hindi.

Watch the video here and believe for yourself:

This is bound to surprise you, for how a Kiwi can abuse in Hindi? Well, all we can say is Taylor has been into international cricket for 10 years now. In this decade, he has made numerous visits to India with the New Zealand side as well as for his Indian Premier League (IPL) commitments. So though it may come as a shocker, given his relative experience in the country, it does not surprise.

New Zealand have lost the series by losing the Kolkata Test and now will head to Indore for the third and final Test which starts October 8. Taylor may or may not lead the Kiwis, depending on the availability of regular skipper Kane Williamson, who is recovering from flu.