Srinagar: Former India skipper Virat Kohli is known for his antics on the field and during ongoing Test against England, Kohli had heated exchange with English batter Jonny Bairstow which at the moment seem to have backfired.
In the first few overs of the third days play, Virat Kohli had heated exchange with Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston.
Virat Kohli was seen unhappy with Jonny Bairstow after the England batter said something to the former India captain.
Even as Bairstow tried to calm things down with a pat on Kohli’s back, the former India skipper was not holding back as he kept having a go at Bairstow from the slip cordon.
Kohli asked the England batters to stop talking and focus as there was plenty of drama in the first 30 minutes on Day 3 of the Edgbaston Test.
The two on-field umpires, Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleborough had to step in and calm things down between the two star players.
Virat Kohli and his teammates were unhappy with Jonny Bairstow as they felt the England batter was deliberately wasting time towards the end of Day 2.
England were reeling at 84 for 5 after Jasprit Bumrah ran through the top-order and Mohammed Siraj got the big wicket of Joe Root on a rain-affected Day 2 in Edgbaston.
However, Jonny Bairstow put behind the early distraction and took the attack to the Indian bowlers.
The third days play started with the Indian pacers dominating proceedings and beating the edge on multiple occasions.
Then, Virat Kohli got involved in a war of words with Jonny Bairstow, trying to get under his skin, but Jonny overcame that period successfully. The pair of Stokes and Bairstow switched on the aggressive mode after that and started to punish the Indian bowlers to all parts of the park. The English skipper was dropped twice but Bumrah pulled off a stunning catch, after dropping him on the previous ball, to end Ben’s lucky stay at the crease.
Bairstow on the otherhand is going strong and is batting on 91 off 113 runs when rain stopped play on third day. Sam Billings is batting on seven with England score on 200/6 trailing India in first inning by 216 runs.
Meanwhile during the heated exchange Virat Kohli seemed to have told Bairstow , Just Shut, stand and bat.
The New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham while reacting to the exchange and Bairstow response with the bat, tweeted that one should never angry Bairstow.
“Why do opposing teams keep making Jonny Bairstow angry lol, he gets 10x better.
Give him a gift basket each morning, let him know you’re having his car valeted while he’s batting. Anything to keep him happy,” Neesham Tweeted.