Kohli didn't want Indian fans to set a bad example
Following the incident and the match, Kohli said that he didn't want the Indian crowd to set a bad example.
Kohli stated that he felt that Smith didn't do anything to be booed, as he was just playing the game of cricket for his country.
Kohli also said that he apologized to Smith on behalf of the Indian fans.
Kohli explains why he urged fans to support Smith
“If I was in a position where something had happened with me, and I’d apologised and accepted it, and came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn’t like it either.”#ViratKohli on why he asked the fans to stop booing Steve Smith. #CWC19 | #INDvAUSpic.twitter.com/CIMicjoSA0