Virat Kohli defends India's domestic cricket standards
Melbourne, Dec 30 (CRICKETNNMORE): Taking a dig at uncharitable comments by former Australian players, Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday credited the country's domestic structure for his team's victories during the ongoing tour of Australia.
Former Australian star Mark Waugh and former leg-spinner Kerry O'Keeffe, who are commentators for Fox Sports, had made fun of the standards of India's first-class cricket championship Ranji Trophy during the third day of the Boxing Day Test.
But after India outplayed Australia by 137 runs in the third cricket Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series here on Sunday, Kohli took the opportunity to hit back at the former stars.
"Our first-class cricket is amazing. The tough conditions with the second new ball makes bowlers hard and bowling with the old ball proved to be a difference in this match," Kohli said during the post-match presentation.