Match referee summons Virat Kohli; reminds him of his responsibilities and behaviours
He had given a send-off to Joe Root after running him out in the first innings.
Updated - Aug 3, 2018 3:34 pm
Virat Kohli has been at the top of his game in the ongoing Test match against England at Edgbaston. He orchestrated a masterful knock of 149 runs to restore parity in the first innings for his team. Despite all his heroics on the field, he is always in the news for the foul language he uses after the opposition batsman is dismissed and the recent incident was sending off his counterpart Joe Root with a mic-drop celebration coupled with some expletives.
However, before the start of play on the third day, the match referee Jeff Crowe has reminded Kohli of his responsibilities and behaviour. According to Sky Sports, Crowe had an informal chat with the Indian skipper regarding his use of bad language following the run out of Joe Root in the first innings and suggested to behave properly being the captain of the national team. Also, no action was taken on him over his gestures.
India’s chance to dominate
The visitors have a great chance to dominate the proceedings on the third day. England is under pressure after losing their opener Alastair Cook early. He was castled by Ravi Ashwin with a peach of a delivery. They are currently 9/1 and the lead is only 22 runs. It will be up to the fast bowlers to seize the advantage in the first session when the ball will do its tricks.
India will be hoping for the likes of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami to hit the straps soon and rattle the top order. Ashwin will also play a huge role with the pitch is likely to assist him a bit more compared to the first innings.
The batsmen too will have to apply themselves in the middle while chasing the total. It might get tricky in the end which is the reason the bowlers will have to be disciplined on Friday.