England and India were involved in the enthralling battle at Edgbaston over the last few days. Indian skipper Virat Kohli played one of the best knocks in recent times in the first innings of the first Test between England and India at Birmingham. His 149 meant the visitors posted 274 on the board in reply to England’s 287.
The home side was thrilled to seal the game and they got some exceptional support on all the four days of the Test match. On such long tours, there is a lot of banter going on and England fans got an opportunity to troll the Indian team and Kohli was undoubtedly on their radar.
After the game when the visitors’ team bus was leaving the venue, the overjoyed England fans began chanting, “where is your Virat Kohli gone” and also targeted the disappointed Indian fans.
Many lauded him for his knock, which was incidentally his first Test hundred in England. He followed it up with a 51 in the second innings with India chasing 194 to win. Though, his knock wasn’t enough, as England won the match by 31 runs.
But it seems not everyone enjoyed his 200 runs in the Test, but rather, felt happy that he couldn’t steer his team to win. A video has emerged of the England fans mocking the Indian players.
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His efforts in the first Test meant he has now become the No.1 Test batsman. Kohli has overtaken former Australian skipper Steven Smith. Following his sensational display, the 29-year-old now earned him 31 points, which means he now has a rating of 934, in comparison to the 929 of Smith, who hasn’t featured in any format since March, and will not be available for selection until March 2019 following a one-year ban on him for the ‘ball tampering’ saga.
The Indian skipper scored 200 runs in the Test, and was applauded for it. Former England skipper Nasser Hussain was one of those. He told Sky Sports, “Kohli was phenomenal in this game.
He deserved to be on the winning side for the way he played with the tail. He singlehandedly brought India back into the Test match.”
Though, the former England skipper also believed that the Indian skipper should be held a little responsible for the loss due to his captaincy.
He added, “I do think he should take some of the responsibility for the loss, though. England were 87-7 with Curran and Adil Rashid at the crease and for some reason Ravichandran Ashwin went out of the game for an hour.