Indian captain Virat Kohli sarcastically responded to a journalist when he suggested a specific way to score runs. The incident took place during the post-match press conference following the third Test between England and India at Headingley.
India lost the match after an incredible collapse, when the hosts returned in the series. During the press conference, Kohli calmly answered a question about the kind of approach the Indian batsmen should have had.
As he explains, the journalist seems to be breaking Kohli’s flow by interrupting him. The journalist then explained how Kohli’s men should have gone on the back foot to score more runs. Kohli was clearly not impressed, but ended the conversation with ‘Okay Thanks’.
Watch the reaction of Virat Kohli here:
Remarkable self-control by @imVkohli.
In a sense, it’s a classic Twitter moment. Person with no knowledge and no self-awareness tries to give a random gyan to the actual practitioner.pic.twitter.com/P3FoLVxllD
– Amit Varma (@amitvarma) 28 August 2021
England tie the series after a discount in the Headingley Test
Joe Root and his men were at the top of the game from day 1 as they pushed off the side of India to level the series at 1-1. It was a brilliant outing for the English, having lost the Lord’s Test just a week ago.
Kohli won the toss and chose to bat first, which did not work out as the visitors folded in for 78 under 41 overs. England, driven by Root’s third century in so many games, piled up 432 runs on the board.
Although the visitors fought back in their second essay, the deficit was too great to reverse. They were in a strong position at 215/2, but collapsed spectacularly on day 4 and were taken out for 278.
Ollie Robinson inflicted most of the damage, but was assisted by an improving Craig Overton and stubborn James Anderson. The fourth test starts on 2 September at the Oval in London.