"It was the start we were looking forward to, getting two wickets early. But I put the catch of Kusal Mendis down
otherwise they would have been three down. I cop this one on the chin and we move on to Kandy."
During his post-match press conference on Monday, after India had slipped to a seven-wicket defeat inside three days
a member of the local media asked Kohli about the send-off, and whether that gesture had set the right example.
Kohli responded with a question of his own. "What do you think?"
"I asked you the question," the reporter shot back.
"I am asking you the answer," Kohli said.
"You need to find out exactly what happened and then come back with a better question.
You can't come here with half-questions and half-details of what happened.
And also, if you want to create controversy, this is not the right place to do [it].
I have spoken to the match referee, I have no issues with what happened, so thank you."