A heated trade of phrases between Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes was seen on the opening day of the fourth Take a look at between India and England at Ahmedabad. The incident occurred when Mohammed Siraj’s bouncer prompted discomfort to Stokes instantly after the Indian pacer scalped English skipper Joe Root. The guests had been 30/3.
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow had been within the center and had been below immense stress which gave beginning to an trade of phrases from Siraj and Stokes, to which Kohli additionally joined.
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Siraj selected to bowl a fiery bouncer instantly after Root was despatched again. It left Stokes perplexed and he went on to say one thing to the Indian speedster. It didn’t go effectively with Kohli and the Indian skipper got here in entrance to have a chat with Stokes. Whereas Jonny Bairstow was smiling on the opposite finish.
The Kohli-Stokes banter compelled the umpire to step in and ask each the gamers to maneuver away and proceed with the sport. The spat between Siraj and Stokes continued even within the subsequent over. Stokes hit 3 boundaries within the over.
Opting to bat, England misplaced three fast wickets within the type of openers Dom Sibley (2) and Zak Crawley (8) beside skipper Joe Root (5). Left-arm spinner Axar Patel continued his fantastic type with two wickets, whereas Mohammed Siraj accounted for the opposite batsman.