Former England opener Nick Compton has been in the news a lot since the Lord’s Test. India washed out England for 151 in the Lord’s Test match, and then there was much talk about the progress of Team India captain Virat Kohli. Nick Compton wrote on Twitter after losing England at the Lord’s Test, Virat has been talking about Twitter in a very abusive way. Compton was trolled heavily for this tweet, and he later deleted the tweet himself. Now, in an interview, Compton has said that Virat must answer with his century rather than reproach him.
In an interview with SportsKeeda, Compton said, “I agree that others do it. James Anderson has his own way. I’m not saying that Kohli only does it. But his language gets worse. Anderson does it differently. Kohli’s approach is full of abuse. You don’t want to throw mud at it, because it will exacerbate the debate.
He further said, ‘Indian players have to answer to England, I’m not saying they shouldn’t be aggressive. What I mean by Ravindra Jadeja is that there are different ways of showing progress. Kohli can do it with a little wisdom, without abuse and hassle. Sometimes it is best for you to go to the field, say nothing and come with a century. Compton said there’s nothing wrong with sparring on the field, but everyone should stick to their limits.
Compton said, ‘I admire Virat, whose leadership is a little more emotional. But it is not okay for the referee to repeatedly come in the middle. Virat is an inspiration to young cricketers, so the use of abusive language does not suit them.