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Kohli booed by some sections of SCG crowd

Virat Kohli has received a mixed response from fans at the SCG on day one of the fourth Test, with some of Australia's fans booing the Indian icon.

Kohli booed by some sections of SCG crowd

Virat Kohli has received a mixed response from fans at the SCG on day one of the fourth Test, with some of Australia's fans booing the Indian icon.

India captain VIRAT KOHLI speaks to the media before India nets ahead of the 4th Test Match against England at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.
India captain VIRAT KOHLI speaks to the media before India nets ahead of the 4th Test Match against England at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England. Picture:Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Virat Kohli's ongoing battle with the SCG faithful continued on Thursday when he was booed to the crease by some sections of the crowd.

Chants of 'Kohli, Kohli' boomed across the iconic venue when India's skipper walked to the crease on Thursday, when the tourists' fans were overcome with awe.


But some of Australia's supporters voiced their disapproval of the pantomime villain on day one of the fourth Test.

Kohli copped a smattering of boos in the previous three Tests, with Ricky Ponting and Travis Head both expressing their disappointment in Adelaide.

It also isn't the first time that Kohli has been jeered by fans in Sydney.

Kohli's maiden tour of Australia in 2012 was marred by an incident in the SCG Test, when he was in the field and gave some hecklers the middle finger.

The superstar, fined 50 per cent of his match fee for flipping the bird, went on to score the first of his 25 Test tons later in that series.

"I agree cricketers don't have to retaliate. What when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister. the worst ive heard ... never heard crap like that. EVER," Kohli posted on Twitter at the time.

Kohli, who was caught behind down the leg side in the first over after tea on Thursday, scored 23.

Kohli, who has previously suggested boos only serve to motivate him, detailed India's siege mentality on the eve of the fourth Test.

"It's not only the team you are playing against, it's the whole nation," Kohli said on Wednesday.

"Because they get behind the team so well.

"When you walk in to bat, you feel there are 40,000 people who want your wicket, not just the 11 guys on the field."

Some fans were critical of Kohli but the gifted batsman earned plenty of praise from commentators for throwing his support behind the McGrath Foundation.

Kohli's gloves and bat both had pink markings, while his bat grip was entirely pink.

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