Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has hit out at Australian head coach Justin Langer for criticizing the celebration style of Virat Kohli, asking the former Aussie opener to look into his own team's past before commenting.
It is a common sight to see Kohli celebrating every wicket with utmost joy. Though, his celebrations during the first Test did not go down well with Langer, who had stated that his players would never do that.
But Ganguly has come out in defense of the Indian skipper, requesting the Australian head coach to look at the way his team bowlers used to celebrate in the earlier days. Speaking to India TV, he said,
"I would like to say one thing to Justin Langer. He should watch old footage of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath or Jason Gillespie from India's previous tours to Australia and then say something."
On Day Two, Kohli celebrated in an emphatic fashion after his bowlers were dismantling the batting order of Australia. The Indian skipper did not hide his joy as his team was going ahead of the hosts in the match. Though, a day later, while speaking to media, Langer was least pleased with his celebratory style. Speaking to the media, he said,
"He's is a superstar of the game and he is the captain. We have talked for as long as I can remember in Australian cricket teams that you want to keep the opposition captain down as much as much as possible. You love seeing that passion in sports. Mind you I think if we did that at the moment we'd be the worst blokes in the world. It's a fine line isn't it?"