Indian skipper Virat Kohli may not have the tact of his predecessor while dealing with impertinent questions from the media, but he sure knows how to hit potential tricky googlies out of the park.
There was a bit of restiveness in the sizeable media contingent assembled at a suburban hotel prior to the team’s departure for the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday as one of them wanted to know what would be India’s stand on playing their tournament opener against Pakistan in light of the recent cross-border tensions.
” Aap ki kya rai hain ,” Virat countered and gave him a stare which he would normally reserve for Steve Smith in the heat of battle. ” Main aap ki rai jaanna chahta hoon ,” shot back the reporter showing persistence of a Glenn McGrath on a flat deck. ” Mujhe lagta hain, aap apni rai banake aaye hain ,” thundered back the skipper with another ‘if only looks could kill’ stare.