Mitchell Johnson simply cannot distance himself from Virat Kohli and it seems, the retired Australian paceman's latest obsession with the Indian captain has resulted in a mini-spat on Twitter.

After India's narrow defeat to Australia in the first T20I at Gabba, a picture of Kohli and Marcus Stoinis emerged where the pair were seen smiling while shaking each other's hands. Stoinis is the newest acquisition for Indian Premier League franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli happens to captain that team and was perhaps greeting his new teammate.

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Kohli and Johnson have had their fair share of stare downs on the cricket fieldChris Hyde/Getty Images

The International Cricket Council (ICC) posted that picture of Kohli and Stoinis on their Twitter account on November 23 and asked the fans to caption the image.

This tweet naturally garnered a lot of attention and Johnson chipped in with his own reply too.

But his reply did not please the Indian fans who quickly jumped to Kohli's defence assuming Johnson was taking an indirect dig at the batsman.

Johnson, perhaps vindicating the above person's claim, responded to him.

Another person quizzed Johnson on his penchant for Kohli.

While this user felt Johnson is envious of the Indian captain.

Besides the Johnson engagement, there were some funny replies to ICC's original tweet.