Tim Paine made the statement while interacting with former Kangaroos wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and sports commentator Tim Gaussage in the 'Gilly and Gauss' podcast. Meanwhile, Paine said, "For Kohli, I have said many times that he is a player that you would like to take him in your team. He plays extremely challenging cricket and is the best batsman in the world". Not only that, Tim Paine further said, 'It is extremely challenging to play against Kohli. My dispute with him has been going on for four years. Kohli is definitely the player I will remember. Tell me, There is a verbal battle between Paine and Kohli on the ground. In an exclusive interview with the documentary 'The Test', Penn reacted to the debate in the 2018-19 series.
At the same time, Team Pen said, 'I was sitting and watching that they had sent off some of our players. When he was batting, we planned not to talk to him. You have to come forward for your players and yourself. So I thought I was the captain so it was my turn now. I wanted to show them that we are here to fight. They were trying to upset me with the part-time captain'.