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Twitter ban onIndian team in Australia

09.01.2012 03:52 EST
Mumbai: After back-to-back defeatsto Australia in the Sydney and Melbourne Test matches, the Indian team management Down Under has instructed players not to use social networking sites to voice their opinions. This comes in the wake of Virat Kohli justifying his middle finger gesture to the Sydney Cricket Ground fans, who reportedly heckled him on Day 2 of the second Test last week.
I agree cricketers don't have to retaliate. What when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister? The worst I've heard, Kohli said on his Twitter account after the incident.
The young Delhi batsman was fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle for his finger gesture.
According to the ICC, Kohli was charged with a Level 2 offence under article 2.2.8 of the code which relates to Using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive orof a seriously insulting nature to another player, playersupport personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person during aninternational match.
However, Kohli's tweet attracted other comments, including England batting star Kevin Pietersen, who tweeted: Ha ha ha haha!!! Welcome to Australia buddy!! Kohli replied: Never heard crap like that. EVER.
It is learnt that the team management was wary that responses to tweetscould cause a storm and hence instructed players to stay awayfrom their keypads.
A source said on Sunday that the team management doesn't want playersto pay any attention to any comments. Virat's behaviour and reaction has not beenwell accepted within the team and the management is hell bent on avoiding any controversy whatsoever on this tour.


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