India pacer Mohammad Siraj on Thursday stated England all-rounder Ben Stokes swore at him on the opening day of the fourth and remaining Take a look at right here, an incident “dealt with properly” by skipper Virat Kohli throughout an on-field showdown with the visiting participant.
Kohli was seen having an animated dialogue with Stokes after the all-rounder allegedly swore at Siraj. Umpire Nitin Menon needed to intervene for play to renew after England had been reeling at 32 for 3.
“He was swearing at me, so Virat bhai intervened and dealt with that properly. This stuff occur at floor,” Siraj stated on the post-match press convention.
Stokes, on his half, performed down the incident.
“Fairly animated was that (the dialog)?…have a look at it from a unique manner, you understand, two-three guys who care about what they’re doing, care about representing and performed in opposition to one another and you understand, why would they not be aggressive?” he requested.
“So we’re not going to again all the way down to anybody…for me that’s what it was aggressive guys attempting to recover from one another,” he added.
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England had been ultimately bowled out for 205 with India 24 for one at stumps in response.
Enjoying his second sport of the sequence, Siraj picked up two wickets in England’s innings.
Siraj was additionally on the centre of the controversy in the course of the Take a look at sequence in Australia the place he was racially abused by a piece of the gang.
Cricket Australia had apologised for that incident and even evicted some spectators from the bottom in the course of the Sydney Take a look at.
Siraj and Kohli are additionally teammates within the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.