Once I Wanted To Pick Up The Stump And Stab Kohli, Former Australian Player Ed Cowan

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| March 31 , 2017 , 14:37 IST
[caption id="attachment_253222" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Virat Kohli (Left) and Former Australian Player Ed Cowan Virat Kohli (Left) and Former Australian Player Ed Cowan[/caption] Recalling a run-in with Virat Kohli, former Australia opener Ed Cowan today said he once felt like picking up a stump and stabbing the current India captain after being told something "highly inappropriate". India got the better of Australia 2-1 at home in one of the most intense but bitterly-fought series in recent years. Also Read: Virat Kohli Says My ‘No Longer Friends’ Comment Blown Out Of Proportion Top-notch cricket aside, the series was marked by one controversy after another with the two captains - Kohli and Steve Smith - in the eye of a raging storm. Cowan was quoted as saying by Fox Sports, "I had a very sick Mum during one of those series and he said something that was inappropriate. Also Read: Know Why Virat Kohli Doesn’t Consider Australian Cricketers His Friends Anymore "Why I make the point of 'lost in translation', he said something that was highly inappropriate. A personal matter that was highly sensitive. Highly inappropriate. But he didn't realise that he'd overstepped the mark until the umpire came over and said — 'Virat that's overstepped the mark' — and once that was said, he took a step back and apologised. "But, there was a moment I wanted to pick up the stump and stab him." The Australians have been targetting Kohli ever since he stopped short of calling Smith a 'cheat' following the DRS drama, involving the visiting skipper, in the second Test at Bengaluru. Also Read: Twitter Goes Crazy As Injured Virat Kohli Turns Water-Boy For 4th Ind Vs Aus Test Cowan, who scored 1001 runs in 18 Tests with a best of 136, added that he is a big fan of the Indian. "I'm a huge fan of his cricket. Don't get me wrong he's a phenomenal cricketer. "I had a little bit of a run-in that was inappropriate when he toured Australia and the umpire had to intervene. "We forget that English isn't their first language. It's very easy to sit back and say as a player they're barking something at me that is inappropriate when we don't try and converse with them in Hindi."