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India well-behaved team, Kohli great ambassador: ICC CEO on Pandya row


NEW DELHI: International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO David Richardson on Thursday described Indian captain Virat Kohli as an ideal ambassador for the game and the Indian workforce a "well-behaved" one after queries got here his method on Hardik Pandya's sexist comments on a TV show.

Richardson, who was once here for a World Cup-related promotional event, was once inexplicably requested questions about Pandya's loose communicate on women in a TV show that ended in a suspension, which has been lifted pending an inquiry for now.

"That's the issue for the member country to worry about and generally the Indian team is a well behaved team. They come to matches and accept the umpire's decision. They play in the right spirit," mentioned Richardson.

"They perform very well and Virat Kohli is the great ambassador for the game. He talks passionately not about T20 cricket but Test cricket and 50-over cricket and I think all the good players want to play all formats of the game," he added.


A query was once also thrown at him about India's handling of the Pandya issue and all he could say was once, "Yes, we hope that India would sort it out soon but from a global prospective, it's not a huge issue."


On to the true cricketing matters, Richardson lauded India's fresh performances and Kohli's focus on fitness. The South African felt India are actually dominating the game the way in which Australia ruled at one level.


"I think it's a natural progression, India always have the potential, millions of people play the game and love the game and things in this country have proved tremendously," he mentioned.


"Their focus more on fitness, Virat Kohli is there, (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni was a catalyst for them. Their focus on bowling and fielding is better...Now they have depth in every field, fast-bowling, spinners, they have a good team at the moment," he added.


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