After the fiercely-fought Test series earlier this year, the fireworks on the ground was very much expected during the ongoing series. Surprisingly, the first game at Chennai did not witness any heated moment between the players but the memories of the Test series were rekindled during the second One-Day International at the Eden Gardens on Thursday (September 21).
In the sweltering heat of Kolkata, players of both the teams were silently doing their jobs before India skipper decided to steal a single when Aussie wicketkeeper Matthew Wade appeared to hurt his arm after fumbling a Marcus Stoinis delivery. With Wade not focusing on the ball, Kohli did not hesitate in calling his partner for quick single which did not go down well with Wade as well as Stoinis.
Stoinis was the first to express his displeasure as he was seen exchanging a few words with the Indian star before Wade decided to take the matters in his own end and surprisingly threw a verbal volley at Kohli for taking a run which was legitimate.
While Kohli was taking guard, Wade was overheard telling Kohli: “I might have a cry like you. I might go to the dressing rooms and have a good cry like you. Everyone has to feel sorry for you.”
Kohli was never going to remain silent as he retaliated by saying: “Did anyone from my side mock you?”, referring to the incident when he was mocked by the Australian players after he injured his shoulder during the Ranchi Test earlier this year.
Meanwhile, former Australia bowler Stuart Clarke has backed Kohli in the whole incident.
“He misfielded one. Whether the Indian batsman knew he was injured or not was probably a secondary question, Clark recently said. “It’s one run. Is this the biggest issue this team has got? If I’m Matthew Wade and I’m Marcus Stoinis — and full credit to him for standing up for Matthew Wade — I’d be worrying about my own cricket, rather than all this other stuff. This is piddly cr*p,” he added.