Everytime Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes are up against each other, entertainment and drama are guaranteed and the same happened during day 1 of the ongoing fourth Test match between India and England in Ahmedabad.
Both Kohli and Stokes were involved in a bit of a banter and it looked to be getting out of hands however the banter was broken-off by the on-field umpires. The verbal spat between Indian skipper Virat Kohli and England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the highlight of the match as it garnered all the attention
Well, it happeened after Mohammed Siraj bowled a bouncer to Ben Stokes to finish the 13th over, this is when Ben Stokes mouthed a few words at Siraj. Though Siraj didn’t say much in return but Kohli decided to take the matter into his hands and got up to Stoks face when Stokes and Bairstow were talking in between overs to defend his player.
Here, watch the video of what happened between Ben Stokes and Siraj initially, which led to the whole verbal banter. Have a look:
However, the exchange didn’t end there as when Ben Stokes was on his way back to the crease, Virat entered the scene again and both the cricketers continued to have a go at each other. Before things could get ugly the on-field umpire Virender Sharma intervened to stop the fight.
The video of the epic encounter has been going viral on the internet. Here, watch the umpire trying to stop the fight:
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 4, 2021
Meanwhile, the fans soon flooded the social media with their hilarious reactions to the incident. From hilarious memes to jokes, fans are having a gala time on social media.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
"oye ben stokes"
"abey naam ni le rha hu" pic.twitter.com/w8mvUMfBFN
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) March 4, 2021
— ¶ Mahesh ¶ (@CloudyMahesh) March 4, 2021
Virat Kohli: Shut up Ben Stokes!
Ben Stokes: WTF! What did you just say?
Virat Kohli: I said Ben Stokes.. What did you hear? pic.twitter.com/NU2mBetZSA
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 4, 2021
When Ben stokes takes "Ben Stokes" seriously😂 pic.twitter.com/IBvdAuDuQe
— Dhavan kadia (@The_1_tweets) March 4, 2021
Ben stokes – virat my name is ben stokes not bh*nch*d.
Virat : pic.twitter.com/TmLN3l2Yi5
— Rahul (Parth) 🗡 (@ye_kyahai) March 4, 2021
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) March 4, 2021
Virat – Bencho*
Ben – Ya Virat Are u Saying Something
Virat – no i meant something else
Ben – ohh i got it 👀
— G!®!$# (@viratkohliFab) March 4, 2021
Virat kohli was saying Ben strokes to @benstokes38 … if you know what I mean! 😂
— Vineet1607 (@Vineet16071) March 4, 2021
There were many who hailed the Indian skipper for defending Mohammed Siraj and for taking a stand for him. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Defending pant vs broad
Defending hardik vs smith
Defending siraj vs stokes
— King kohli⚔️ (@KingkohliEra) March 4, 2021
In 2018 Virat Kohli defended Rishabh pant against Stuart broad
And today Mohammed Siraj against Ben Stokes
— AGASTYA (@NotFinished_) March 4, 2021
Thanks ❤️I love angry virat! Good he stood up for Siraj.
Hate that stokes made 55 after al that, ugh.
— ♥️ (@foreversleepy5) March 4, 2021
Stokes said something to Siraj and Virat went to fight with him like an elder brother protects his younger brother. 💖#Copied
— Amit one8 (@pantstanak) March 4, 2021