Virat Kohli means 'business' and when it comes to Test cricket, he takes the limelight from everybody because of his in-born competitive nature. One such thing took place again on Sunday during India's fifth postponed Test versus England when things got heated up between him and Jonny Bairstow.
For over two years, Virat Kohli is not having in the best of touches for both franchise cricket as well as for the country. Still, whenever he comes to bat or walks to field, his positive energy is seen on almost every occassion. On Day 3 of the fifth postponed Test match between India and England saw something similar to his nature and it took everyone's attention on social media.
During the 32nd over, bowled by Mohammed Shami, Jonny Bairstow was on strike. The Englishman, who was on excellent form during England's recent New Zealand Test series, was struggling to get the timing right in his 60-ball stay by then, managing just 13 runs. Kohli, who had a friendly conversation with Bairstow while leaving the field yesterday, continued to sledge him from slip cordon. After some point, Bairstow did not like that and had few words with the former Indian captain. Kohli came at him from the slip cordon, and replied: 'just stand and fkng bat don't tell me what to do, which was clearly heard because of stump mic.'
However, a few minutes later, Kohli was seen giving a friendly punch to Bairstow after on-field umpires' intervention. Ben Stokes, too, had some contributions to take the game forward.
Meanwhile, England lost Ben Stokes for 25, as they reached 149/5 in 37.5 overs.
Here are the reactions:
Angry Virat is back!
Bairstow be like: Bhai eh sab kya ho raha hi xD xD
Virat Kohli vs Bairstow🔥 pic.twitter.com/erwkYpSZqS— மேகத்தை துரத்தியவன் (@iam_sivha) July 3, 2022
Nobody would have expected this!
Scary Kohli warns!
Never mess with King!
Want him same with the bat!
Angry Virat Kohli 👑🐐>>>>>> https://t.co/snTRyi54bW— Shivam Goyal (@imgoyalshivam) July 3, 2022
Exactly! That's the much needed part in batting.
Need this Virat Kohli with the bat. In your face. Angry. #INDvsENG— Shankar (@shankarstake) July 3, 2022