India and England’s players had a heated confrontation in the Lord’s Long Room after the end of the play of Day 3. As per reports from Telegraph Sports, there were tense scenes in the Lord’s pavilion that happened after Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowled a barrage of bouncers to England’s senior bowler James Anderson in an over that was stretched to 10 balls.
James Anderson and Jasprit Bumrah’s spat led to the confrontation at Lord’s Long Room
The incident didn’t go well with England’s talisman player who confronted Bumrah on the field itself and from there on till the final day things were not good between the two sides with a lot of words were exchanged and sledges took place during the final day.
James Anderson apologised to Joe Root for ruining his moment
Joe Root had scored a splendorous century as he remained unbeaten on 180 after Anderson was bowled by Mohammed Shami in the final ball of Day 3. Anderson revealed his anger with Bumrah later on and also said he had apologised to Root for spoiling his moment.
“I was angry at the end. The emotion got the better of me and I felt I had to say something. I felt bad for doing that because it drew attention away from Rooty celebrating an amazing inning as he came off the field. I apologised to him afterwards for that but the emotion got the better of me. It happens sometimes,” Anderson wrote in his column for the Telegraph.
When Ollie Robinson came in to bat during England’s second innings, Virat Kohli was constantly behind him and also was seen saying something to the all-rounder. In the middle, Jos Buttler was also seen chatting with Kohli where the Indian skipper wasn’t happy with something.
In the end, India won the game by 151 runs after their bowlers bowled out England for 120 and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match Tests. The two teams will start the third Test on Wednesday at Headingley in Leeds.