Australian cricketer admits he wanted to stab Kohli

Former Australian opener Ed Cowan, who played 18 Tests and scored 1001 runs with his highest being 136, on Friday admitted that he once like picking up a stump and stabbing the current India captain after being told something “highly inappropriate”.


“I had a very sick Mum during one of those series and he said something that was inappropriate,” Cowan told Fox Sports.

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“Why I make the point of ‘lost in translation’, he said something that was highly inappropriate. A personal matter that was highly sensitive. But he didn’t realise that he’d overstepped the mark until the umpire came over and said, ‘Virat that’s overstepped the mark’ — and once that was said, he took a step back and apologised.

“But, there was a moment I wanted to pick up the stump and stab him.”

Cowan also added that he is a big fan of Virat Kohli, who is often called as the modern great of the game.

“I’m a huge fan of his cricket. Don’t get me wrong he’s a phenomenal cricketer. I had a little bit of a run-in that was inappropriate when he toured Australia and the umpire had to intervene.

“We forget that English isn’t their first language. It’s very easy to sit back and say as a player they’re barking something at me that is inappropriate when we don’t try and converse with them in Hindi.”

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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