Australian captain Steve Smith reached out to Team India and his Indian Premier League teammate Ajinkya Rahane and apologises for his misconduct as well offering a round of beer to Rahane after the end of the bitterly-fought four-match Test series.
Smith reveal that he apologises for his misconduct made during the entire series as well had a brief chat with India's stand-in captain and Rising Pune Supergiants team-mate Rahane after the game. It's part of Australian culture to have a beer with rival players once the contest is over. And probably because of that he offered a round of drink to Rahane.
Smith told ABC Grandstand, “I said (to Rahane) see you next week, he's in my team for the IPL. I asked if he wanted us to come in for a drink being at the end of the series. He said he'd get back to me. With Ajinkya, we get on well. He's in my IPL team so I'll be with him for the next few weeks.”
However, Steve Smith was apologetic for his misconduct but the rival skipper Virat Kohli said that he doesn't consider Aussies his off the field friends anymore.
The Australian skipper said in an after match press conference, “I have sort of been very intense in my own little bubble and at times I have let my emotions and actions just falter a little bit throughout this series and I apologise for that.”
Kohli concluded, “No, it (the friendship equation with the Aussies) has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. As I said in the heat of the battle, you want to be competitive but yeah I have been proven wrong. The thing I said before the first Test, I have certainly been proven wrong and you won't hear me say that ever again.”