Virat Kohli is The New-Age Indian, Says Dean Jones; Sledging Must Not Affect Team: Gavaskar

Virat Kohli's explosive outburst at Mitchell Johnson has grabbed the spotlight in the ongoing India versus Australia series in Melbourne. Former cricketers are divided at Kohli's aggression and repeated verbal volleys at the Aussies. Former Australian Test batsman Dean Jones feels Kohli is the new-age Indian who loves to be in the forefront of action. Jones is supportive of Kohli's arrogance and says several sporting greats had similar streaks. Sunil Gavaskar is not sure if verbal battles is the way forward. The former Indian Test opener feels banter is fine as long as it doesn't affect the team. Gavaskar says Kohli's outburst definitely affected his batting. Verbal duels can be counter-productive, said Gavaskar, adding India lost in Brisbane after Johnson hit back with bat and ball.