England opener calls Virat Kohli’s celebration ‘cool’

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England opener Keaton Jennings sees nothing over the line in Virat Kohli’s flamboyant celebrations. With the superb direct-hit, Virat Kohli managed to run-out and send England captain Joe Root back to the pavilion. That moment marked India managed to bounce back in the first test match.

The run-out of Joe Root started the kind of chain-reaction as England who were looking solid with 216 for 3 ended the day with 285 for 9. The run-out was the act of magnificent, as Indian captain Virat Kohli ran from his midwicket position to square leg, collected the ball, tumbled on the ground and threw the ball for a direct hit at the non-striker’s end, sending England captain Joe Root back to the pavilion. He then blew a kiss in the general direction of the departing batsman and then put the finger on his lip.

Virat Kohli keeps his finger on the lips after dismissing Joe Root. (image source: Hindustantimes.com via AP)

Jennings calls Virat Kohli’s celebrations as cool

Speaking with the press after the first day’s play, England opener Keaton Jennings says there is nothing wrong with the celebrations of Virat Kohli. “Everybody is entitled to celebrate how they want to. He celebrated, and that’s cool”, says Jennings after the day’s play.

Speaking further, the opener adds that his team missed the opportunity to capitalise on the solid foundation laid by Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. The pair added 104 runs for the fourth wicket partnership before Joe Root was claimed by the direct-hit from Virat Kohli.

“I suppose from our point of view we’ve got 300 on the board and if we can come out and be pretty relentless in the way we go about hitting our areas at some point tomorrow, you don’t actually know what a good score it is. On one hand, it is a missed opportunity, but on the other, you don’t know what a good score is until both sides have batted”, further quotes Keaton Jennings.

The manner in which Indian team has managed to bounce back on the first day, they will surely be the side on the top when they come back to the field again on the second day. The rest now lies with how Indian batsmen manage to carry the momentum further when they will come in to bat.