At a time when the cricketing fraternity has witnessed a number of instances of poor behaviour, the CEO of the International Cricket Council, David Richardson, said that the Indian team is ‘well-behaved’. Richardson reportedly made the comments after being posed with a question on the Hardik Pandya's comments on Karan Johar's chat show. The ICC chief also labelled India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli a great ambassador of the game. Richardson was recently in Delhi for a World Cup promotional event and was asked about Pandya’s comments on Koffee With Karan.
"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,” Richardson was quoted as saying by media outlets. Since Pandya’s comments, he was suspended, but now that ban has been lifted pending an inquiry. When asked about how India was handling the issue, he said: ‘Yes, we hope that India would sort it out soon but from a global perspective, it’s not a huge issue.’
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On Kohli and the Indian team in general, Richardson said that ‘they perform very well,’ and that the Indian skipper “is the great ambassador for the game,” who talks passionately about Test cricket and 50-Over cricket.