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The fifth test is being played between India and England at Edgbaston. Virat Kohli appeared in action on the third day of the match on Sunday (July 3). He clashed with the English batsman Jonny Bairstow on the field. There was a tremendous argument between the two. Kohli asked him to keep his mouth shut in gestures. Bairstow looked annoyed by Virats aggressive style.
This incident happened in the 32nd over. Mohammed Shami was bowling. Bairstow was seen in trouble on Shamis balls. Kohli stood in the slips. From there he started sledding. Shubman Gill was also supporting Kohli. Virat said – Jonny Bairstow can see everything except the ball on the field.
Bairstow was furious on this matter of Kohli. When he told Virat to keep his mouth shut, the matter escalated. Kohli reached him. An argument ensued between the two. Meanwhile, the umpire reached there and pacified the matter. While going towards the slip, Kohli kept his mouth finger and signaled to Bairstow to keep his mouth shut.
Apart from this, Kohli teased Bairstow by naming Tim Southee. Actually, Mohammed Shami was bowling in the 14th over of the innings. Bairstow was not able to play Shamis ball properly. On this, Virat said – is a little faster than Tim Southee, isnt it?
Team Indias captain is definitely Bumrah, but Kohli is dominant on the field. Bumrah was facing difficulties several times during the fielding. In such a situation, Kohli used to go ahead to help him. Bumrah himself was seen several times going to Kohli and discussing. From the bowling change to the fielding set, Kohli was seen giving advice. Apart from this, he was also seen explaining to the players on Team.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag, who is known to be an aggressive batsman himself, wrote in a post on his official Twitter account as he took note of Bairstows aggressive approach after sledging Kohli.Jonny Bairstows strike rate before sledging Kohli - 21. After sledging - 150. Pujara ki tarah khel rahe thhey, Kohli ne Pant banwa diya bewajah sledge karke, (he was playing like pujara, Kohli unnecessarily converted him to pant with his sledging),” wrote Sehwag.
Jonny Bairstows Strike Rate before Kohlis Sledging -: 21— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 3, 2022
Post Sledging - 150
Pujara ki tarah khel rahe thhey, Kohli ne Pant banwa diya bewajah sledge karke #IndvsEng