Australia’s legendary spinner Shane Warne feels that the Indian skipper Virat Kohli needs to rethink his "heat of the moment" comment on friendship with the Australian players.
After the conclusion of one of the most bitterly-fought Test series between India and Australia, Kohli had stated that he wouldn’t be considering Australian cricketers as his friends anymore, only to insist two days later that his comment was blown out of proportion.
During a chat with 'news.com.au', Wane said, "Virat is a very likable guy and I love the fact he plays with so much passion. But I am sure he's thinking now there are a few good Aussies out there that I'm friends with and I'd be disappointed if that wasn't the case.”
He further added, "There have been moments in my career and I've probably pushed the boundary as well, but I think afterward we more or less had a laugh about it."
Warner feels that despite the criticism from their media and their former cricketers, the Kohli and co. should have considered the olive branch Australia offered in the end as the series was played in hard fighting Test match spirit, he said, "I think it was a heat of the moment comment. It was a heated series. There was a lot of stuff said and both captains were into each other, but I think overall the series was played in a good hard fighting Test match spirit."