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The News Minute | March 3, 2015 | 11:57 pm IST

Virat Kohli’s penchant for hurling abuses has not gone down too well with a journalist, who was at the Murdoch Oval in Perth observing the Indian Cricket team go about their job at the nets, but instead, had to endure a reported 15 minutes worth of Kohli abuse.

The incident, according to the Hindustan Times reporter, Jasvinder Sidhu, occurred while he was “keeping an eye on India’s practice session and the dugout”. Kohli, the new Indian test skipper started hurling a volley of abuses at him while “getting worked up and raising his voice at me”, he says.

The reporter in a detailed article, explains how Kohli repeatedly used abusive language.

After the reporter asked Kohli if he was the subject of abuse, Kohli gesticulated in the positive and reportedly kept abusing the journalist until he (Kolhi) was in the safe confines of the dressing room.

According to the report, “Some 10 minutes later, he (Kohli) emerged from the dressing room and waved his hand at me and smiled. I was confused. I didn’t react”.

Kohli apparently mistook Sidhu for a reporter from another English daily and apologized, as conveyed to him later by a fellow scribe who Virat talked to. Sidhu responded by asking him to “Go and tell him (Virat) that he is an international player and he should learn how to behave. How can he abuse and intimidate someone?”

The reporter, though, re-iterates that “Kohli did not apologise to me directly”.

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