English media and fans react after Virat Kohli refused to give BBC an interview after the 3rd Test

English media and fans react after Virat Kohli refused to give BBC an interview after the 3rd Test

Virat the winning captain was also the Man of the Match in the 3rd Test.

Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The Indian team won the third Test match against England at Trent Bridge with quite some ease. The final day of the game was a mere formality as they needed just one wicket to wrap things up. Ravichandran Ashwin on the 17th ball of the morning dismissed James Anderson and Team India registered a 203-run win. Skipper Virat Kohli was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant batting but before it could all settle he was induced into a controversy.

After the conclusion of the game, BBC Test Match Special’s Jonathan Agnew asked the Indian skipper Virat Kohli for an interview as well. But Kohli couldn’t oblige and the broadcaster was rather not happy with how the situation was handled. Agnew on Twitter expressed that it was because the team’s media manager didn’t let them conduct the interview with the winning captain.

Angry English media and fans rant about it on Twitter and most of them blamed the media manager for not understanding the importance. There were others as well who defended him and expressed that the man was just doing his duty.

Here are some of the tweets:

The Indian team produced a clinical effort at Trent Bridge to put up a 300+ total for the first time in the series batting on day 1. In their response, England were nowhere near the best and Hardik Pandya exposed the vulnerability of their middle-order and got to his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests. After falling 168 runs behind in the first innings, it was an uphill task for the hosts to come back.

Virat bettered his 97 from the first innings with a 103 in the second. Jasprit Bumrah claimed five this time and England were bowled out well short of the 521-run target. The series now moves to Southampton where the fourth Test gets underway on August 30.

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