David Lloyd, a former England coach, lauded the Indian squad for recognizing Kohli as well as the other two-star batsmen for their “efforts.”
Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow got into a heated argument during India’s loss to England in the postponed fifth Test at Edgbaston. However, the England batsman did not let it bother him and went on to hit hundreds in both innings to lead the hosts to a historic victory.
When the game was over, Kohli spoke with both Bairstow, who had an unbeaten 114, and Joe Root, who had also scored an unbeaten century.
Former England coach David Lloyd highlighted Kohli for appreciation because he did not let his heated confrontation with Bairstow prohibit him from praising him after the Indian squad congratulated the two-star hitters after their “amazing effort.”
In his blog for The Daily Mail, Lloyd said, “I felt the on-field scenes at the end of the game were magnificent, with India’s players praising Root and Jonny Bairstow and recognizing the amazing performance they had done.”
“Mention should also be made of Virat Kohli, who occasionally plays the pantomime villain but recently had a special conversation with both players. I enjoy that “He composed.
‘We saw everything on day four’: David Lloyd
David Lloyd had a lighthearted idea for players who were engaging in contentious sledging matches.
“Despite that, I do question who draws the boundary and where it is. On day four, we witnessed everything: sportsmanship, humour, crude behaviour, insults, and abuse “Lloyd penned.
“Cricket is a non-contact sport, but if a player feels the desire to physically challenge another, I would suggest giving cage fighting a try. Let us test your true capabilities” he said.
England scored their highest-ever run chase in Tests to defeat India at Edgbaston and level the series at 2-2.