Kolkata: Virat Kohli is not the one to hold back, particularly when it comes to arguments and sledging. The India skipper was involved in a heated argument with Australia’s Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis during the 2nd ODI at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
After settling well at the crease along with Kedar Jadhav at the other end, Kohli decision of stealing a bye when Matthew Wade was injured behind the stumps did not go down well with the Australians.
Failing to connect on Stoinis’ delivery, Kohli signalled Jadhav to take a run, failing to notice Matthew Wade lying down in pain, unable to return the ball back.
Displeased by Kohli’s gesture, Stonis and the Australian keeper exchanged a few heated words with the India skipper to which the Indian talisman replied in his own way.
As the match progressed, Kohli got into his groove and came close to his 31st ODI century before being bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile on 92.
Thanks to a 102-run stand between Kohli and Jadhav for the 2nd wicket, the Men in Blue ended with a total of 252 on board for the Australian to chase.
Before the start of the series, former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie his counterparts not to get under the skin of the Indian captain.
"I don't think Australia need to get into a verbal battle or get into staring competitions with Kohli. The best way to put him under pressure is through disciplined bowling, "Gillespie said....