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By Vaishvedhidha | Jun 26, 2019 01:20 PM

Virat Kohli, during the match against Australia, advised the fans to not boo at  Smith and instead asked them to clap and cheer for them. This move was widely appreciated by many people worldwide. Smith, then captain of Australia, faced ban due to ball-tampering incident.

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"I just didn't want them to set a bad example, to be honest, because he didn't do anything to be booed in my opinion," Kohli said. "He's just playing cricket. He was just standing there, and I felt bad because if I was in a position where something had happened with me and I had apologised, I accepted it and I came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn't like it, either."

But England captain Morgan had different opinion. In response to a question on fans booing the pair at Lord's on Tuesday, when England and Australia face-off in the World Cup, the England captain resisted telling fans how they should react to the pair, reports Cricbuzz.

"I didn't see it [Kohli's comments] but when I heard about it I thought about it for quite a while. I thought about 'would it help in the right way?', 'is it right?'. But it didn't sit right with me."

Further speaking to BBC, he said, "I would never use the position I'm in to influence fans or try to change the game in some way. They have committed something and they have served their penalty. It doesn't necessarily mean they are welcomed back with open arms into the cricket community."

"Regaining trust takes a lot of time. Who knows how long it will take. I don't think I could do anything, or should do anything, to try influence the fans to change their mind."