India vs Australia: Virat Kohli should behave better as a captain, rages Geoff Lawson

PTI, Mar, 23 2017

Melbourne: Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson has slammed Virat Kohli, saying he must behave better as captain of the Indian cricket team.

"Well Virat’s consistent. You’ve got to give him that, he’s consistent," Lawson was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.

Kohli has been at forefront of the constant verbal battles in the ongoing series between India and Australia.

Former Australian speedster Geoff Lawson added that . Getty Images

Geoff Lawson added that he was surprised Virat Kohli wasn't penalised for his send-offs. Getty Images

"As a leader and as a captain of a cricket team where you’ve got lots of responsibilities, you’ve got to show more gravitas and responsibility than this. These sorts (sic) of actions are those of your worst behaved player," said Lawson.

Lawson was surprised that Kohli was not penalised for his on-field conduct.

"Send-offs are supposed to be against the code of conduct and he was certainly caught on camera using some bad language in the second Test match. I’m surprised he didn’t get reported. But he must be treading a really fine line with the umpires and match referees because you’re not supposed to give players send-offs.

"And his language has been pretty much unacceptable. And for a captain to then carry out a press conference and then just show so little diplomacy. But he’s a great, great player. He’s one of the best players going around, but you’ve got to behave as a captain better than that," Lawson added.

Published Date: Mar 23, 2017 | Updated Date: Mar 23, 2017



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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115