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After a sensational knock of 169, India batsman Virat Kohli has continued his attack on Australia well after the close of play on day three.
The tough-talking Kohli has not taken a backward step on the tour, choosing to fight fire with fire against the verbal attacks of the Australians.
He was dismissed by Mitchell Johnson to close play on day three, but subjected the paceman to one of his worst days in the field with figures of 1/133.
Kohli told reporters that he respected only “some” of the Australians and said he would continue his verbal battles with the home side for the rest of the series.
“They were calling me a spoilt brat,” Kohli told reporters. “I said ‘maybe that’s the way I am – I know you guys hate me and I like that’.
“I don’t mind having a chat on the field and it worked in my favour, I guess.
“I like playing against Australia because it’s really hard for them to stay calm.
“I don’t mind an argument on the field. It really excites me and brings the best out of me, so they don’t seem to be learning the lesson.”
Kohli blew kisses to Johnson after lofting the Test cricketer of the Year to the boundary for four.
“I respect a few of them but if someone doesn’t respect me I’ve got no reason to respect them,” added Kohli.