Watch: Virat Kohli Gives It Back To Stuart Broad For His Send-Off To Rishabh Pant
India skipper Virat Kohli was caught trying to get under the skin of Stuart Broad on day four of the recently-concluded third England vs India Test at Trent Bridge. Broad had given Rishabh Pant a fiery send-off to debutant Rishabh Pant in the first innings.
The Trent Bridge Test did not witness much of drama as far as sledging, banter or any other issue is concerned. But one thing that caught everyone’s attention was the send off Broad gave to Pant.
The incident had occurred in the 92nd over of India’s first innings. Debutant Pant had inside-edged Broad onto his stumps to be dismissed for 24. Broad, however, did not let the debutant make his way to the pavilion without any drama as he walked towards him and spoke in an aggressive manner.
With Broad lasting just 4 balls in the first innings, Kohli did not get the opportunity to ask him about that send-off. However, the England pacer played 29 deliveries in the second essay. And the India skipper made sure to make Broad realise his mistake.
Standing in the slip cordon, Kohli could be seen muttering a few words towards Broad.
In reply, a smiling Broad said: “It’s Test cricket and it’ll be aggressive!”
Kohli, however, was having none of it as he retaliated by saying: ” That’s what you get for having a go at the youngster (points out to Pant)”.
Here is a clip of that incident:
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Coming to the game, India thrashed England by 203 runs to reduce the deficit to 2-1 in the five-match series.