Recalling a run-in with Virat Kohli, former Australia opener Ed Cowan said he once felt like picking up a stump and stabbing the current India captain after being told something "highly inappropriate".
Cowan was quoted as saying by Fox Sports, "I had a very sick Mum during one of those series and he said something that was inappropriate. Why I make the point of 'lost in translation', he said something that was highly inappropriate. A personal matter that was highly sensitive. Highly inappropriate. But he didn't realise that he'd overstepped the mark until the umpire came over and said — 'Virat that's overstepped the mark' — and once that was said, he took a step back and apologised. But, there was a moment I wanted to pick up the stump and stab him."
Cowan, who scored 1001 runs in 18 Tests with a best of 136, however said that he is a big fan of the Indian.
Ed Cowan, Former Aus CricketerI’m a huge fan of his cricket. Don’t get me wrong he’s a phenomenal cricketer. I had a little bit of a run-in that was inappropriate when he toured Australia and the umpire had to intervene. We forget that English isn’t their first language. It’s very easy to sit back and say as a player they’re barking something at me that is inappropriate when we don’t try and converse with them in Hindi.