Former England cricketer Nick Compton narrated an incident from his team’s 2012 tour to India when he made Virat Kohli unhappy. Compton also praised the Indian skipper saying he is a “world-class performer.”
India cricket captain Virat Kohli (Reuters Photo)
- Nick Compton recalled an episode from 2012 Test series with India where Virat Kohli sledged him
- Compton said he spoke to Kohli’s ex-girlfriend, which made the Indian skipper unhappy
- However, Compton added that everything was in good faith
Former England cricketer Nick Compton recalled an incident from the 2012 Test series in India he left Virat Kohli gave him sledged him every time he came out to bat because he “chatted” with his ex-girlfriend on the sidelines fo the series.
The English batsman narrated this episode while speaking on the Edges and Sledges Cricket Podcast. Compton also praised the Indian skipper saying, he is a “world-class performer”.
“I definitely got a few words from Virat Kohli during the series. I think I bumped into his ex-girlfriend at the time before the series when out for an evening with Kevin Pietersen and myself, Yuvraj Singh all of us were there, and she was there,” Compton said.
“I just chatted to her and the word got back that I was speaking to her, and I don’t think Virat Kohli was very happy with that. He had a few words to say to me every time I walked out to bat. But I think he was trying to say that she was his girlfriend, and she was saying that it was her ex-boyfriend. It was like, ‘Who’s got the story right here,’ you know what I mean?”
However, Compton mentioned that everything was in a good mood and now when he recalls the incident he ends up smiling about it.
“It was quite funny at the time, and the players in our England camp caught hold of it. We used it as a way to keep winding him up and, you know, trying to get in his head.
“But he’s a world-class performer, and he came back and scored a good hundred in the last [game in Nagpur]. And obviously his career has gone on from strength to strength. But it was a funny joke that we had throughout the series, and something that I always smile about. But everything was in good faith.”
Virat Kohli had scored 103 off 295 in the 4th Test match of that series. The 4th Test match ended in a draw as England clinched the 4-match series 2-1.