Twitterati In Splits After Virat Kohli Gave A Fiery Send-Off To Joe Root: The much-awaited Pink Test match between India and England kickstarted at the Motera Stadium (now Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium), which is the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Before the match kickstarted, England won the toss and chose to bat first. The Indian cricket team kickstarted the game with a bang as Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma joined hands to bring the England cricket team under pressure by picking two wickets early. Later, Indian bowlers trapped the touring party by spinning a web as the visitors lost four wickets in the first session itself.
England’s skipper Joe Root was one of the batsmen to depart, this time it was Ravi Ashwin. It happened on the 22nd of the day when R Ashwin pinned Root in front of the stumps. Though Root could’ve easily played the ball on the front foot but that wasn’t the case as Root failed to read the ball and later on he reviewed only out of hope.
Soon after Joe Root was given out, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is known for his flamboyant attitude stole all the limelight as he celebrated the wicket fiercely. While celebrating the wicket, he gave a fiery send-off to Joe Root by saying: “F**k off.”
Not just this, Kohli was so pumped up after the umpire gave Root out that he pulled off the iconic chainsaw celebration, which Brett Lee and Sourav Ganguly used to do during their playing days. The video of the same has gone viral on social media. Here, watch the video:
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Aggressive Virat Kohli is a Treat To Watch 🔥
Punching The Ground ❤️😎 pic.twitter.com/5ms5ec15nC
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