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Australia vs India 2018: There Shouldn’t Be Any Drama About What Happened Between Virat Kohli And Tim Paine – Darren Lehmann

Virat Kohli, Tim Paine, Darren Lehmann
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Former Australian cricketer cum coach Darren Lehmann said the face-off between Virat Kohli and Tim Paine is just an ordinary thing and it shouldn’t be turned into a controversy. Indian National Cricket Team skipper Kohli and Australian skipper Paine clashed on several occasions during the second Test in Perth. Meanwhile, the visitors had lost the last game by 146 runs.

Lehmann also added that Kohli is an entertainer on the field. Moreover, he also shared high praise for the talismanic run-scorer.

“Virat Kohli is very passionate. So that’s what you get from him on the field and that’s what he will always give you. He is an excitable character. He enjoys his challengers, and he wants to win,” Darren Lehmann told PTI.

Moreover, Lehmann also added that the 30-year-old carries his team well and wants to win every possible match. He also said that he enjoyed the banter between Kohli and Tim Paine.

“Not only for himself, he wants his country to win. It was good to see out there, and I thought it was good banter,” he added.

Australia vs India 2018: There Shouldn’t Be Any Drama About What Happened Between Virat Kohli And Tim Paine - Darren Lehmann
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Moreover, Lehmann feels that the face-off was ordinary and shouldn’t be turned into a controversy. He also said that it is good to show some passion and aggression when someone is playing for his country. Both the captains are capable of playing the game with spirit, and Lehmann feels it will be sorted out once the series gets over.

“You have to show passion when you are playing for your country and I don’t have any issue with what happened. There shouldn’t be any drama about what happened in Perth. You just have to make sure it is never personal and play the game in right spirit. Rest, I am sure they will sort it out after the game or after the series,” Darren Lehmann further added.

Australia vs India 2018: There Shouldn’t Be Any Drama About What Happened Between Virat Kohli And Tim Paine - Darren Lehmann
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Furthermore, the 48-year-old also praised Australian skipper Tim Paine for his excellent leadership. He also said that Paine had taken the duty of leading his nation in tough times.

“Paine has been an excellent captain so far. He came out to be the leader for Australian cricket in a tough time and has done everything right, very much so.” he concluded.

The Boxing Day Test of the four-match Test series will commence from December 26.

Arijit Chatterjee

An avid sports lover