Indian captain Virat Kohli is known for expressing himself on the ground. Be it angry or happy, Virat Kohli is never shy of showing himself on the field. Although sometimes his celebrations do become the centre of controversy.
One such incident happened during the first day of the first test between India and England at Edgbaston. Virat Kohli displayed the superb athletism that sent England captain Joe Root packing. The dismissal was vital for the Indian cricket team as it ended the partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Kohli mocked Root by blowing a kiss in the general direction and also mimicked his ‘mic drop’ celebration, which was the imitation of Root’s celebration after he scored his second consecutive hundred to clinch the ODI series for the hosts.
No problem with Virat Kohli’s celebrations, says Jennings
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.
The dismissal marked the beginning of India’s comeback in the test match as England ended the day with 285 for 9, while they were at 216 for 3 when the wicket of Joe Root fell.
Although the celebrations sparked off the controversy in the English media. England opener Keaton Jennings, however, thinks that it was nowhere near controversial.
For India, Ravichandran Ashwin again proved to be the trump card as the spinner took a total of 4 wickets that helped India dominate the first day of the test match. Ashwin ended the day with the figures of 4 for 60.
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