Perth: It's hard to tell when Mahendra Singh Dhoni is joking. There are times when his jokes are filled with seriousness - if you read between the lines. On Monday afternoon, Ishant Sharma joined Virat Kohli as the second Indian cricketer to flip the middle finger to hecklers on the ongoing tour of Australia.
It is understood that Ishant was reacting to taunts from fans at a sundown go-kart session attended by most of the players (except Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan) at Belmont on Monday evening.
The West Australian newspaper reported that Ishant was greeted by a fan who said: "Why don't you go learn how to bat and bowl before you go go-karting. It will be three-nil mate." The fast bowler responded with a one-finger salute as he turned his back to get back on the bus.