As India felt the heat on a day at lord’s, tempers flared up between Virat Kohli and James Anderson during the first session of the fourth day of the second test.
This turned into after Indian openers K L Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who made up for the center order’s prolonged failure to date in the series, could not bat long on this occasion.
Like skipper joe root did for England, the onus turned on Virat Kohli to score a big one and convey his group returned into the game but he could not achieve this.
Kohli (20 off 31) made a promising begin before poking at a huge Sam Curran transport to depart his team in deeper problem on the stroke of lunch.
However, within the 17th over of India’s 2d innings, the Indian captain had a battle of phrases with Anderson. After the fourth ball of the over, Kohli mentioned that the England pacer was reputedly going for walks at the threat area of the pitch. But this did now not pass down nicely with Anderson who had a cross at Kohli.
“You swearing at me once more are you? This isn’t your fu**ing outdoor,” Kohli said to Anderson even as the latter got here up with some words in among. After the fifth delivery turned into bowled, the India captain persevered to have a move at Anderson announcing, “chirp chirp chirp. That is what old age makes you.”
India was 105/3 in their second innings on Sunday. The lead stood at 78 runs for the visitors, with three of their top batsmen back in the dressing room. England was bowled out for 391 in their first innings, in reply to India’s 364 all out at the Lord’s.
India: 364 all out and 56/3 in 25 overs (Rohit Sharma 21, Virat Kohli 20; Mark Wood 2/16)
England 1st innings: 391 all out in 128 overs.
Source: The Indian Express