New Delhi: The Indian cricket board today reprimanded Virat Kohli for his recent outburst on a journalist during team's practice session in Perth.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday released a statement pertaining to the recent Perth spat wherein, Virat Kohli reportedly abused a traveling senior journalist.
The controversy surrounding Kohli's behaviour refused to subside despite Indian team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Indian board about the episode.
In the release, the BCCI said that the, "player in question has been told to maintain the dignity of the Indian team at all times, and avoid any such behaviour in the future."
"The BCCI respects the role played by the media in covering and popularizing the game of cricket, and acknowledges the support of the media, in its mission to administer and promote the game of cricket in India," the release added.
On Tuesday, the Indian vice-captain lost his cool and started verbally abusing the journalist over an article that had appeared about him and his girlfriend Anushka Sharma. But it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, as Virat had incorrectly identified the writer as another journalist who had written about his private life.
The 26-year-old later tendered his apology to the journalist through another scribe.
Earlier today, the national daily – whose journalist was subjected to Kohli's abuse – decided to drop the case against the Indian batsman.