Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s risky mood was on show again on Day One of the fourth Test towards England at The Oval on Thursday (September 2). Kohli, who scored his second successive Test fifty earlier than India have been bowled out for 191 after batting first, was not happy by the guard taken by England opener Haseeb Hameed.
Hameed, who was dismissed for a duck by Jasprit Bumrah, took a guard nearly a foot outdoors the crease whereas batting at The Oval. Kohli was not at all impressed by this transfer as Hameed was scuffing up the pitch near the hazard zone with his shoe spikes to take guard. The Indian captain was seen animatedly elevating this level with umpires Alex Wharf and Richard Illingworth.
Watch Virat Kohli’s argument with umpires right here…
Could land in hassle for taking guard this near the hazard space
Kohli was not impressed, what is your tackle this?
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) September 2, 2021
It was clear that Kohli was involved about the doable injury that might be attributable to Hameed’s actions. By his gestures, it was apparent that Kohli was saying that if bowlers get 3 warnings for trespassing in the hazard zone, the similar must be relevant to the batsmen as properly.
England ended the day on 53/3 in reply to India’s 191 with Jasprit Bumrah choosing up a few wickets and Umesh Yadav, enjoying his first Test of the collection, claiming the prize scalp of England skipper Joe Root.
Earlier, Kohli was not a happy person after a massive innings and 76 runs loss to hosts England on Saturday (August 28) at the Headingley in Leeds. Kohli, who scored a half-century in the second innings of the Leeds Test, as soon as towards misplaced his cool when queried about his batting approach in the post-match digital press convention.
The Indian captain was requested if the Indian batsmen would have discussions about backfoot approach. To which he replied, “I honestly don’t know what to say to that question. I mean how do you play a ball on the backfoot which is not back of length?”
When the journalist tried to query whether or not because of the lack of high quality backfoot play, India have been lacking out on runs, an upset Kohli, replied, “Okay, thanks!”