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Tim Southee defends Virat Kohli, he says Virat is a passionate guy

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Tim Southee defends Virat Kohli, he says Virat is a passionate guy

Indian skipper hit the headlines due to his belligerent on-field behaviour in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand.

Tim Southee on Tuesday defended Virat Kohli’s outburst during the course of the recently-concluded second Test here, saying the India captain is a “very passionate guy” who tries to “bring out the best in himself”.

During day two of the second Test, Kohli was caught on camera appearing to tell the Hagley Oval crowd to “shut the f*** up” and also showed a lot of passion for the dismissal of certain batsmen, including Kiwi opposite Kane Williamson.

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But Southee told Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report that having played with Kohli in India, he has no issues with the passionate outbursts.

“He’s a very passionate guy… and very energetic in the field,” Southee told Radio New Zealand.

“He tries to bring out the best in himself.

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Southee admitted he wasn’t aware of Kohli’s actions in the second Test but he believed the match was played in a “competitive nature”.

Kohli didn’t help his own image after the match, though, refusing to answer a Kiwi journalist’s questioning of his on-field behaviour.

Via: tvnz

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