Ex-Test star blasts Wade over Kohli spat

Virat Kohli has once again drawn the ire of Aussie players with an act that bordered on poor sportsmanship in the second ODI.

Aussies fume at Kohli over 'unsportsmanlike' act

Aussies fume at Kohli over 'unsportsmanlike' act

Kohli broke his dry spell against the Aussies with a brilliant knock of 92 as India claimed a 50-run victory in Kolkata.

However he left a number of Australian players - especially Matthew Wade - fuming when he was on 79.

With Kohli at the non-striker's end, Wade fumbled a Marcus Stoinis delivery and appeared to have injured his hand or wrist.

The Australian wicketkeeper looked to be in considerable pain as the ball trickled a few feet away from him.

Was Wade injured? Image: Fox Sports

Kohli saw Wade struggling and stole a cheeky single while the Aussie keeper was gathering himself, much to the derision of Stoinis and Wade.

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The Aussies didn't seem to look too kindly on Kohli running while an opponent was seemingly injured, with Stoinis questioning the Indian skipper at the end of the over.

Wade then took up the verbal attack as Kohli faced up for the next over, with the Aussie keeper appearing rather angry.

Wade and Kohli argue. Image: Fox Sports

But not every Australian was in Wade's corner, with former Test fast bowler Stuart Clark saying the stoush was a distraction.

"He misfielded one. Whether the Indian batsman knew he was injured or not was probably a secondary question," Clark told Sky Sports Radio on Friday.

"It's one run. Is this the biggest issue this team has got? If I'm Matthew Wade and I'm Marcus Stoinis - and full credit to him for standing up for Matthew Wade - I'd be worrying about my own cricket, rather than all this other stuff.

"This is piddly crap."

The innings was Kohli's first big score against Australia in any format since his match-winning 82no in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in March last year.

"I wouldn't be saying too much to Virat Kohli. He seems to want to fight with everyone and he seems to play 10 times better when he does fight with people," Clark said.

It's not the first time Kohli has angered the Aussies and there's clearly still no love lost between the two sides.

The Indian captain was caught on camera mocking a poor DRS review from Australia in the first ODI, while he was involved in a number of heated exchanges during the recent Test series between the two teams.

with AAP

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