Mumbai:Skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said that he will keep himself under check during the Australia tour, but if Oz try to provoke us on field then they will face the same.Before heading for the Australia tour, Virat and coach Ravi Shastri while addressing mediapersons here on Thursday used strong words against the hosts. India and Australia play 3-match Twenty20 series beginning from November 21 and then four-match Test series from December 6, followed by three-ODI series from January 2019.
While speaking on on-field arguments and spats, which certainly are a possibility while playing Down Under, Virat Kohli admitted that he was once "immature" to feed on altercations and on-field fights to get "pumped up" to keep his "focus" precise.
India have never been the ones to provoke the opposition team, and egg them on into a spat, Kohli said, "We were always the ones giving it back. We were never the ones starting anything. So as long as it doesn't start, we don't have a problem in focussing on our game and just doing what we need to do.
"We don't necessarily need to go and look out for something. If they want to play a certain way, we will reciprocate in that way. That's how the game of cricket works. In our own mind, we have to keep it competitive and don't let our energies drop. That will be our main focus," said skipper.(UNI)