Our first-class cricket is amazing which is why we won: Kohli's subtle response to O'Keefe
MELBOURNE: Virat Kohli attributed emergence of Jasprit Bumrah as a lethal pacer to India's "amazing domestic structure" in a subtle yet classy response to the uncharitable on-air comments made by former Australian cricketers Kerry O'Keefe and Mark Waugh.
墨尔本: 对于前澳大利亚板球运动员克里·奥基夫和马克·沃在电视上发表的刻薄言论，维拉·科利（印度板球巨星）巧妙而优雅地回应说，Jasprit Bumrah成为最具杀伤力的领跑者，要归功于印度“出色的国内赛事”。
"Our first-class cricket is amazing, which is why we won. Credit must go to first-class set-up in India, which challenges our fast bowlers in India, and that helps them abroad," the Indian skipper said without taking names.
But it was clear that Kohli's comments were meant for former leg-break bowler O'Keefe.
Even, man of the match Bumrah (match haul of 9/86) made it a point to mention the contribution of Ranji Trophy behind his success in Test cricket.
"We train very hard and we are used to bowling a lot of overs in Ranji cricket, so the body is doing well," Bumrah said after India beat Australia by 137 runs in the third Test.
It all started on the first day of the match when O'Keefe, a mediocre leg-spinner, with modest record of 53 wickets in 24 Tests, made a crass comment about debutant Mayank Agarwal's first-class triple-hundred against Railways.
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Neel Patil - 51 mins ago -Follow
Sad that Indians are not appreciating this win whereas australians are encouraging their team
Objective - New Delhi - 17 mins ago -Follow
Keefe and the other dumb Aussies are a rubbish team because they've played domestic cricket in prisons with convicts, as most of them are
Bculas - 22 mins ago -Follow
Bradman made all those hundreds against emerging test players. Wonder how many 50''s he would have made against the present day teams. Ausies must learn to take defeat in the right spirit instead of crying and making unsportsmanlike comments.
Ajay - 29 mins ago -Follow
That gutter mouth Kangaroo O'Keefe has not only been given a subtle responce by Kohli but has been given a solid slap on his filthy face by the entire team of boys in blue
Bhaskar - 37 mins ago -Follow
I really feel diificulty to pronounce the word kerry O'Keefe. Is it keefe or cafe? I am really amused. Why would your parents keep such a difficult name like kerry O keefe? There are so many simple names around in this world!!!
Suryaprakasarso - 13 mins ago -Follow
wonderful Kohli your words about first class domestic cricket applies to all games you have utmost respect towards your game well done congratulations to your team
Jumla - 40 mins ago -Follow
India won because of masterstroke by Modiji.
Pedro - 45 mins ago -Follow
The Best response to these Australians is to show our RESULT orientated ACTION on cricket field. WELL DONE INDIA
Dhiraj Panigrahi - 47 mins ago -Follow
Aussies are the worst white people out there. They are openly racist. So it wasn''t surprising. And for a fact Aussies are made of criminals sent by the Brits. So they proving themselves as one
Piyush - 12 mins ago -Follow
O Keefe, Oh Cheap! That's how my bad English could pronounce his name.
O Keefe, Oh Cheap! 对于他的名字，太难发音了，拗口。
True - Pune - 20 mins ago -Follow
It time that Australians should introspect...they are getting back on and off the ground...poor flocks, can't even take a defeat in civilized manner... they are not so gentle men in game of gentle men.
Praveenkumar Badiger - 27 mins ago -Follow
Team India has shows they are good at cricket not in verbal spat like coward ausi players... Congrats team India
Ash B - 28 mins ago -Follow
I love this rivalry. It just shows that Australians are in panic mode. Spread salt on those wounds Kohli & team.. loving it
Baljeet Kaur - Ludhiana - 55 mins ago -Follow
Huge advertisement money drives fixing india cricket matches. If india looses the ad revenue loss shall be unbearable. This is status of cricket in india
dhaldawnekar - 17 mins ago -Follow
Lets just forget the negative comments made the Australians and focus on our success. That was a fantastic all round performance! Indians must take pride in this result! Congratulations to Kohli and his pack!
Keval Shah - Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind - 24 mins ago -Follow
Why would somebody name tgeir kid Curry? I mean kerry.
Bculas - 31 mins ago -Follow
The whole cricketing world knows that Aussies are bad losers. Today and tonight there will be a full house at all pubs in OZ-Land to drown out the loss . Making fun of names and people are natural reactions of a once dominant cricketing country in its dying days. more like the last days of the British Raj.
Sainath Kalpathy - Vijayawada - 34 mins ago -Follow
First class cricket is GREAT ? Pray tell me how many of these play FIRST class matches anyway ? Its NOT First class talent but INCENTIVES that have creeped in that has made Cricket POWERFUL
Mahendra - 35 mins ago -Follow
Australia is a bad looser..
AROP - 35 mins ago -Follow
I failed to understand, why many indian loves Australian? What culture and ethics they have? Majority of Australia''s population are convicted one!!! Can we respect convicted one?
Mahesh - 37 mins ago
Uncivilized monkeys making such comments is usual. ignore and talk with bat & ball.
Devendra Tewari - 2 mins ago -Follow
I dont know why people are still cursing indian players... they can not choose opposition team.. and above all of that india has beaten Australia in india without Kohli in test match and then every body was telling they are good in indian pitch only... Australia has full bowling attack and they were failed to out indian batsman in their own backyard. We should appreciate indian team and wish they could win series in Australia and write the history...