What he said:
Virat Kohli believes that he has discovered new-found maturity as the skipper of the Indian cricket squad. He was describing his reaction to frayed tempers on the fourth day of the first Test match at Adelaide.
India lost to Australia but not before taking the fight to their opponents.
Kohli scored the most runs by a player in his first match as skipper.
“But I knew I was the captain and had to step in, otherwise things would have turned ugly. I think I am getting smarter and more mature with age… And with a little bit of captaincy, some grey hair as well. I realised I had to step in and calm things down.”
On his stint as skipper:
“I haven’t slept on all the five days. Honestly, I’ll have 12 more grey hairs in my beard now. But I enjoyed captaincy despite the result… We were going for the win, it didn’t happen. We had the right approach and we are not far away.”
What he really meant:
“I guess it’s a little like Donald Duck conducting Anger Management sessions.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Set a hot-head to cool another.”