Matt Renshaw laughs off Virat Kohli’s humorous sledging

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Matt Renshaw laughs off Virat Kohli’s humorous sledging

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SportsCafe Desk

03/06/2017

Matt Renshaw, who scored a patient 60 on day 2 of the second India-Australia Test in Bengaluru, was a target of Virat Kohli’s sledging. The 20-year-old opener, however, laughed off the Indian skipper's attempt at reminding him of his toilet break during the first Test in Pune.

The day's opening session witnessed a lot of tension develop between the Aussies and the Indians as both sides wrestled for control. Opposite captains, Steve Smith and Kohli, were involved in a heated exchange before the Indian turned his attention towards Renshaw, who once again showed great temperament and technique to handle the tricky pitch.

“He was really at it, it is something I am not used to. But it’s something I try and embrace, different conditions and different challenges that we get. I was trying to enjoy it, try and laugh at what he was saying because some of that was quite funny. He was just saying that I might need to run off and go to the toilet, which happened in Pune, so it was quite funny,” Renshaw said after the end of the day’s play, reported cricket.com.au.

The tall southpaw has gone from strength to strength ever since he made his Test debut against South Africa last year. The youngster has already batted for seven hours and six minutes on this tour, and when asked about the secret behind his patience, he said, “When I was younger, instead of retiring when we had faced certain balls, they would retire us when we had scored certain amount of runs. Once we got to 50 we had to retire and let someone else come in. I didn’t really want to retire, and so I (used to) try to get to 50 as slow as possible.”

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