Virat Kohli asks KL Rahul: The Indian captain was seen signalling to his opening batsman to not take any nonsense from the spectators.
During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England at Lord’s, wine bottle corks were being thrown at the ground where India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul was fielding.
It all happened in the 69th over of the English innings when suddenly there were visuals of several bottle corks lying near Rahul, who was fielding at the boundary.
In what was nothing less than a beyond understanding nonsense act on the part of a spectator(s), Rahul informed the same to captain Virat Kohli. Standing in the slips, Kohli didn’t shy away from signalling to Rahul to throw the corks back into the stand.
As far as the match is concerned, England scored a total of 97 runs in 28 overs in the morning session. The highlight of the session was the home team not losing any wicket as captain Joe Root and batsman Jonny Bairstow scored individual half-centuries.
Perhaps the best conditions to bat in this Test match, Root and Bairstow made the optimum use of the ball doing nothing much to dismantle them. Having put together as many as 108 runs for the fourth wicket before lunch today, England still are 148 runs behind India’s first-innings total.
Virat Kohli asks KL Rahul to throw bottle corks back into the stands at Lord’s
#Kohli mass 🔥🔥
Crowd threw something on the ground where KL Rahul is standing !
— Gowtham ᴹᴵ (@MGR_VJ) August 14, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Think India have complained to the umpires about the champagne cork that was thrown at KL Rahul.
— Rory Dollard (@thervd) August 14, 2021
If members in the crowd were throwing bottle corks at a cricketer on the field during a match in an Australian stadium they’d almost certainly be escorted straight out of the ground by security… #ENGvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 14, 2021
— Arani Basu (@AraniBasuTOI) August 14, 2021
Crowd had thrown cork on KL Rahul…..
Virat kohli saying to throw back to them hardly
— Superman ⚡ (@Viratchaos) August 14, 2021
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