Kohli Root Bust-up – IND vs ENG LIVE: Big revelations have been made just before India vs England 3rd test is scheduled to start today. According to a report by ‘Telegraph Sport’, Virat Kohli and his counterpart Joe Root were involved in a heated exchange in the Lord’s long-room as tempers flared following Team India’s emphatic 151-run win over the hosts in the second Test.
The test match at Lord’s saw a number of scuffles take place predominantly after Jasprit Bumrah had a go at James Anderson at the fag end of Day 3. While England retaliated, it was India how trumped in the war of words and eventually sealed the game.
Kohli, Root Bust-up: Big reveal before 3rd test, mild-mannered Joe Root & aggressive Virat Kohli were involved
IND vs ENG LIVE: As per Telegraph Sport, sets of players from both teams were involved in a heated exchange after Jasprit Bumrah’s fiery 10-ball over to James Anderson.
The report states that both Kohli, Root and some other players were pictured arguing intensely while they left the playing field and walked into the Lord’s Long Room.
The room was packed with India officials, support staff and squad players who gave the players a rousing reception as they walked.
Kohli, Root Bust-up – IND vs ENG LIVE: Joe Root, who had scored a scintillating 180, was the last man standing in England’s first innings and exchanged words on their way to the dressing rooms as the situation threatened to escalate before tempers cooled.
Root, known for his calm demeanour, lost his cool after India’s aggressive tactics but held his own as he made it to the dressing room.
The Lord’s Long Room considered a sacred place in England cricket is usually packed with MCC members while teams take their different staircases to the dressing rooms. However, with the pandemic restrictions, entry for the members was closed, while the player’s dining area was also shut down, meaning sides could mingle more freely at the end of the day’s play.
Kohli, Root Bust-up: Virat Kohli after the game said that Team India were provoked by England and had earlier told his four-thronged pace attack to give opposition batsmen “hell” in the fourth innings. While the Indian captain did not divulge details into the provocation, he said, “It [the victory] was very satisfying after what transpired on the morning of day five. It just showed this team is not going to back down and take a backward step when provoked. We play together, we play to win, we don’t let any opposition take us lightly.”
Kohli added, “What is said on the field and what’s done in the moment, gives you extra motivation. For us this is a new test match. This is a fresh beginning. And for us it’s another chance to show what we can do as a team and to be a competitive cricketer and take pride in playing competitive cricket which we’ve done over the last so many years.”
IND vs ENG LIVE: The third Test at Headingley also promises to be a spectacle and the players from both teams will be itching to have a go at each other once again. The hosts have struggled to keep up with Virat Kohli and Co. and off-field issues continue to take centre stage as Joe Root aims to get his side back to winning ways. India meanwhile will hope to avoid a repeat of the 2014 series, as they return to Headingley for the first time in 19 years, following their epic win in 2002.