On Monday, day 5 at Lord’s, as In the for the victory, the captain, Virat Kohli, was serious. He remains relentlessly aggressive and in the face of every English batsman.
Nevertheless, he got time to have some lighter moments with the wicketkeeper Rishabh pants as India held a dominant position, they unleashed the batsmen of England one by one.
In one incident captured on video, Virat Kohli plays with a hand chain and juggles it from one hand to the other. He then puts it on Pant’s right ear while the keeper stands still. Only after Virat Kohli took it out did the young man realize that the skipper was having fun with him.
Watch: Virat Kohli has fun with the Rishabh pants on day 5 of the Lord’s test:
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India win when England lose five wickets
At the time of writing, England’s score is 75/5 in 30 overs of their second innings, with 30 remaining, given the light permits. That was after India put a frightening 272 goal in front of the hosts conceding a 9th wicket with 89 runs between the extremely Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Bumrah remained unbeaten at 34 and Shami at 56.
Both dived further into England with wickets from the openers with the new ball. While developing a partnership between captain Joe Root and Haseeb Hameed, albeit small, Ishant Sharma fired the latter and Jonny Bairstow just before Tea.
Third ball in the final session, and Bumrah got rid of Joe Root again, who has been the thorn in India’s side so far this series. While England bat deep, India’s bowling attack – four pacers and Ravindra Jadeja – will not give them any breathing space. The hosts are now hoping that bad light or rain will come to their aid.