Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends after being targeted both on and off the field by them in a fiercely-fought Test series that his team won.

Kohli had stopped short of calling Steve Smith a cheat for his 'DRS Brain Fade' moment after which a section of Australian cricketers (current and former) along with their media targeted the Indian captain, going as far as to compare him with controversial US president Donald Trump.

Source: b'Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane hold Border Gavaskar Trophy after winning the series against Australia during the 4th day of last test match at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday.| Source: PTI'

Worst, the Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, in a sarcastic remark to a radio station, said Kohli perhaps does not know the spelling of sorry. At the end of the rubber, which India won 2-1, an Australian scribe asked if Kohli still considered Smith's men his friends off the field as he had said at the start of the series, the skipper gave a no holds barred answer.

"No, it has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. As I said in the heat of the battle, you want to be competitive but yeah I have been proven wrong. The thing I said before the first Test, I have certainly been proven wrong and you won't hear me say that ever again," Kohli said.

Source: b"\xc2\xa0Fourth Test cricket match - Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India - 28/03/17 - India's captain Ajinkya Rahane and his Australian counterpart Steven Smith (L) leaves the field after India won the series.| Source: Reuters"

During the series, the Australian cricketers were seen making fun of Kohli's shoulder injury while Smith had called Murali Vijay a "f****** cheat" for claiming a catch on Monday. Worse, Matthew Wade and Ravindra Jadeja had a near bust up after a lengthy altercation.

(Feature image source: PTI)