On day 1 of the first test match between India and England, the moment that turned things around for India was the dismissal of Joe Root. The England captain was on course to the century-mark when a direct hit from his counterpart, Virat Kohli on the non-striker’s end saw him short of the crease.
But it was Virat Kohli’s celebration after the wicket that has got people talking about the incident. The Indian captain’s celebration of Root’s dismissal with a ‘mic drop’ gesture, imitating the bat drop by the England captain to celebrate a hundred during the One-day International series, made the proceedings a bit more exciting on day 1.
“It’s fine. Everybody is entitled to celebrate how they want to. He celebrated, and that’s cool,” said the England opener, Jennings.
The England captain, Joe Root who was at the center of all the action said he hadn’t seen the celebration at the time of the dismissal but he was alright with it and took it sportingly.
Root said, “I didn’t see it in the middle but did catch it later in the night. Look, it’s fine. That’s what makes Test cricket a spectacle. It’s great to have that sort of entertainment early on in the series. Let’s see how it goes over the five matches,” as reported by The Field.
With Bairstow and Root at the crease, England were cruising at 215 for the loss of 3 wickets. The run out in the over of Ashwin changed the course of the match in favor of India. England struggled after losing their captain and lost 9 wickets by the end of the day with 285 runs on the board. R Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets to his name.