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Indian cricket team does not support views of Hardik, Rahul: Kohli

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Breaking his silence on the "sexist comments" made by and Lokesh Rahul on a TV chat show, Virat on Friday denounced the statements and said the team management is still waiting for a decision on the duo.

Terming the comments as "inappropriate", the 30-year-old said the belief in the dressing room is completely different from the individual comments of the two young players.

"We as the Indian team and responsible cricketers do not support such views," said ahead of the first ODI against at the Sydney Ground (SCG) here.

"The two concerned players have realised what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what has happened," he said.

On Thursday, Vinod Rai, of the Supreme Court-appointed (CoA) had recommended a two-ODI ban on the duo but fellow member had pushed for a legal opinion before deciding on the quantum of punishment.

In such a scenario, both and Rahul's participation in the first two ODIs against is still not clear, which might disturb the playing combination for at least the opening match.

On being asked about the possible combination if the duo is banned, said: "From the combination and team balance point of view, yes, you'll have to think about the combination you'll need then."

"You don't have control over these things so you have to address it the way it unfolds. That's how we are looking at it, the combinations will have to be looked at when the decision comes out and from there on we'll see what needs to be done about the whole situation."

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 12:04 IST
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