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Sport is life. Growing up, I tried many different sports from Rugby League to Cricket to Tenpin Bowling etc I'm very competitive by nature and a very passionate sports enthusiast. Currently studying Screen and Media: Writing for the Media. Follow me on Twitter @Hayward_AdamK

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King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Not according to Paine

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King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Always 2 sides to ones character. Off the field he seems like a genuinely good bloke

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Tim Paine disagrees with all the haters, loves watch Kohli play and loves his aggression.

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King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

I think this has shown that Smith obviously showed poor leadership, but it doesn’t seem like he directly intended to cheat, unlike Warner and Bancroft. He deserved a suspension, but not 12-months. Maybe 6 months? Warner on the other hand….

A remorseful Steve Smith comes clean

I do recall Bancroft having problems with his stride and positioning of his front foot which is why Anderson kept getting him caught behind all the time. Doesn’t seem like a difficult fault to fix though. But if we’re talking about the Ashes in England, Anderson is one of the main reasons Australia haven’t won there since 2001. Anderson and English conditions with a duke ball has proven to be a match made in heaven so if Bancroft makes the Ashes squad, I can see him being tormented by Anderson all series if he hasn’t fixed that technical fault.

Bancroft's return adds to Ashes puzzle

He’s a polarizing figure. I couldn’t stand him and his actions in (I think it was) 2014. As long as sledging doesn’t get personal or abusive, I’m all for it. As Allan Border said, the game has become so professional, many “characters” like Kohli have been lost from the game. Opinions are always going to be divided, but as long as no lines are crossed (which hasn’t happened according to captain Paine and vice-captain Hazlewood), then enjoy the sporting theatre. Many ex-players and pundits have expressed their displeasure regarding Kohli’s behaviour and many ex-players and pundits have come out supporting his aggression. It’s all a matter of opinion. But if Kohli crosses those lines of what is appropriate and the Aussies players or officials actually make an official complaint, then I’ll write a ‘hit piece’ on him. But until then, his antics are simply open to opinion. He’s not going to change because that’s who he is. For now, I believe the game is benefitting from the sporting theatre he brings.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

“So-called Aussie abuse”. Seems you have your rose coloured glasses on when making your argument. Kohli is the best player in the world, whether you want to admit it or not. Of course the cameras will be in him. He’s the captain, all captains are focused on in the field. Kohli is over analyzed because he’s a headline waiting to happen. He could do a cartwheel and the headline will read “Kohli crosses the line by doing a cartwheel on the field during play” and everyone will jump on the internet to call him a flog. It’s pure sensationalism to get readers to click, bite and like. I’ll stand by the words of Australia’s captain and vice-captain that no line has been crossed and to quote Tim Paine (on his on-field battle with Kohli) as “great to watch”. I’m also sorry you didn’t get to see Merv Hughes. I was only a kid when he played but I’ve seen a lot of video and read a lot of stories. I’d encourage you to do the same… he was some character back in those days! Its too bad that you’ve missed the point of a couple of my counter arguments so I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Thanks for sharing.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Regardless of what happens on the field, someone somewhere is going to be offended. Some women will be offended because the men get all the TV time. They’ll be offended about the difference in pay. Some would be offended because a player ran past and ignored a kid who wanted an autograph. People get offended when a player who is unaware he’s on camera and scratches his man parts on national tele. Many were offended when the aussies resorted cheating. I remember when Phil Hughes passed away, having conversations with people who were so offended my bowlers who continued to use the bouncer. Some women might be offended by Kohli’s antics, most women probably couldn’t care less. Bottom line is, at no point will you, a player, the game or a society as a whole be able to keep everyone happy. That’s life!

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Sensationalism. No Australian player, coach or official has complained, just media pundits and offended fans. As I said, Paine said no one has crossed any lines and he’s loving his contest with Kohli. Hazelwood said the same thing. It’s all a matter of opinion really. Some love what he brings to the game, some are hysterical about his antics.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

I never like to use the “whataboutism” argument but there have been many Australian players over the past few decades who were far from innocent. Almost unsportsmanlike.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

I assume you’ve never approved of Warner’s antics over the years and I guess you’re no fan of Aussie icon Merv Hughes back when he played? Like Ethan said, you’re entitled to your opinion but I respectfully disagree The level of attention he gets and the interest he brings to the game is quite remarkable. His every move on the field is so sensationally over analysed because of who he is. Someone like KL Rahul could be doing cartwheels and flipping off the batsmen from cover-point but we’ll never know because all cameras are on Kohli.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Wow ok what a bizarre comment. So you believe test players in the heat of battle should be focused on being politically correct so not to offend women? I’m not sure how anything Kohli has done could be considered sexist or misogynistic. What I would say to the perpetually offended, change the channel, but nobody wants to change the channel because they are so compelled in watching him play. I legit just asked my mother her opinion on Kohli and his antics and she doesn’t care lol But in saying that, no I wouldn’t consider him a role model who you’d want your kids to model their actions on, but as far as his competitive nature goes, it’s an admirable part of the game and that part of his game should be taught to young aspiring cricketers. But I’m glad Tim Paine and Josh Hazelwood, our captain and vice-captain downplayed and put the fire out on the media’s sensationalism on the matter and are enjoying the contest and the banter. David Warner and others crossed the line on so many occasions and I’ve never seen or heard a report anywhere where he’s offended women by his antics. Aussie Icon Merv Hughes would never survive in todays politically correct society. But, you’re entitled to your opinion, I think it’s a bit of that same sensationalism though. Sorry.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

He’s gone from cannon fodder to best in the world

All hail Nathan the Lyonheart

We got the ashes, but the india tests are probably more tense. Has the drama factor.

Five-day Tests are alive and well

Haha rules are rules!

Batsman chucks a tantrum after being dismissed by a mankad

Kohli and Gayle are polar opposites when it comes to those 2 being in the field. Kohli is constantly animated in everything he does and Gayle just stands there looking too cool for school. Agree they are both players whom you can’t look away. Masters of their art!

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

No doubt! I’ve been loving the banter. Pant is a cheeky little bugger who provided quality entertainment. Kohli is the type of player you just have to watch whether you like him or not, because he has that effect. You need to know what he’s going to do.

King Kohli is the gift that keeps on giving

Hi AllyOZ, I think because the Sharks are cash strapped they’d need to be moved to a big market so they can grab those big corporate sponsorship dollars available. Their only real options are Perth, Adelaide or give Brisbane the Sharks. If areas like the central coast get a relocated team, they’d be better off taking a stable club like the Roosters

The Sharks must consider relocation

NRL will consider relocating Sharks to Perth if they go broke

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/nrl-2019-cronulla-sharks-relocation-fines-broke-fine-shane-flanagan/13l68928t50fp19rbm7vv6lwjw

The Sharks must consider relocation

NRL will consider relocating Sharks to Perth if they go broke

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/nrl-2019-cronulla-sharks-relocation-fines-broke-fine-shane-flanagan/13l68928t50fp19rbm7vv6lwjw

The Sharks must consider relocation

NRL will consider Perth if Sharks go broke

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/nrl-2019-cronulla-sharks-relocation-fines-broke-fine-shane-flanagan/13l68928t50fp19rbm7vv6lwjw

The Sharks must consider relocation

Tim Paine is the Steven Bradbury of Australian Captains. I honestly believe Kohli has brought the best out of him.

The making of Tim Paine, Australian captain

For being different? Or for being technically unsound? His Test career started well, but it’s obvious opposition teams and bowling attacks have figured him out and are easily exploiting the flaws in his technique

Handscomb and the spotlight on being different