The vocal Indian captain is known for his celebrations after wickets, showing off his passion for the game, but Langer suggested there was a “fine line” between celebrating and being over the top.
In an interview to appear on Fox Cricket during the first Test, Kohli revealed he “didn’t know where to draw the line” when he first toured Australia as a 22-year-old.
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“He’s a superstar of the game and he’s the captain. We’ve talked for as long as I can remember in Australian cricket teams that you want to keep the opposition captain down as much as possible. You love seeing that passion in sport,” Langer told Fox Cricket.
“Mind you I think if we did that at the moment we’d be the worst blokes in the world. It’s a fine line isn’t it?
“That’s the truth of it, but I love seeing the passion, that is great passion. But as I said there’s a fine line.”
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Watch the entire interview on Fox Cricket on Sunday after play and the first 12 minutes during the Big Break at lunch on Saturday.