5. Virat Kohli’s sudden step down from Test captaincy

Virat said, “Everything has to come to a half at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it’s now”. These words of Virat Kohli were all over the social media platforms. He added to his statement saying, “There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey but there has never been a lack of effort or lack of belief.”

4. Mayank Agarwal’s DRS Dismissal

The option of umpire’s call was not considered by the third umpire. And this was not the only time that this thing happened in the series. Mayank was seen disappointed after getting out. Later talking to the media, he said, “I am not allowed to give my opinion and so I want to leave it at that. Otherwise, I will be in bad books and my money could be docked”.

3. The Bumrah-Jansen Banter

In the 54th over of India’s second innings, Jansen bowled a shortish delivery which hit Bumrah on the shoulder. After a couple of balls, Jansen again attempted a bouncer and once again it struck Bumrah on the shoulder but the Indian pacer showed no signs of pain. Jansen got pissed off and gave a stare to Bumrah and the Jasprit stared back. They both exchanged some words.

2. The Pant-Van der Dussen verbals

The keeper kept on talking saying, “He’s taking guard after every four-five balls. He bat’s at number four but he has no idea where his guard is”. The conversation got noticed in the commentary box too. Mark Nicholas said, “Pant is just giving Van der Dussen a tit for tat” to which Sunil Gavaskar replied, “Let me tell you Pant is giving him a lot more tit than tat.”

1. The Kohli-Rahul- Ashwin Stump mic rant

Virat Kohli walked up to the stumps and said, “Focus on your team as well and just not the opposition. Always trying to catch people.” KL Rahul followed the skipper and said, “Whole country is playing against 11 guys”. The one who was the most frustrated was Ravi Ashwin who directly targeted the official broadcasters saying, “ You should find better ways to win, Supersport”.