India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting asks Australian crowd to show some respect to Virat Kohli after Indian captain was booed again, at SCG

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has slammed sections of the SCG crowd for booing India skipper Virat Kohli when he walked out to bat on the opening day of the fourth Test on Thursday.

Press Trust of India, Jan 03, 2019 20:00:05 IST

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has slammed sections of the SCG crowd for booing India skipper Virat Kohli when he walked out to bat on the opening day of the fourth Test on Thursday.

Virat Kohli walks back after he was caught behind for 23 runs against Australia on Day 1 of the SCG Test. AP

Virat Kohli walks back after he was caught behind for 23 runs against Australia on Day 1 of the SCG Test. AP

Kohli was given a mixed reception when he came to bat after the fall of opener Mayank Agarwal with the Indians fans chanting his name, while some of Australia's fans booing the star batsman.

"If it was booing then it's absolutely disgraceful," Ponting said on Channel 7.

"I said that in the Perth Test as well. Show some respect."

Kohli has been on the receiving end of the Australian fans in all the three Tests and Ponting along with Australian batsman Travis Head had expressed their disappointment.

The Indian skipper is no stranger to such strong reactions as he was also jeered by fans in the 2012 Sydney Test during his maiden tour of Australia.

In fact, Kohli was fined 50 percent of his match fee for showing his middle finger to the crowd in the stands after he was heckled by the fans.

Updated Date: Jan 03, 2019 20:07:26 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 7 6 1 0 12
New Zealand 7 5 1 1 11
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 7 4 3 0 8
Bangladesh 7 3 3 1 7
Pakistan 7 3 3 1 7
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
Afghanistan 7 0 7 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254