Virat Kohli- Joe Root exchange heated words in Lord’s Long Room: Report

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Aug 25, 9:19 AM

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It has come to light that after the animated exchange that took place between England pacer James Anderson and Indian bowler Jasprit Burmah on the field at the end of the third day’s play during the second Test, players were involved in heated conversations in the Lord’s Long Room as well.

According to The Telegraph’s report, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and English captain Joe Root had a heated conversation in the Long Room after Jasprit Bumrah bowled a barrage of bouncers to James Anderson in a ten-ball over that transpired before Anderson was eventually bowled in the next over by Mohammad Shami. 

The report said that things seemed like getting out of hand before interventions by a few people cooled it off. 

Earlier in his weekly column for The Telegraph, Anderson had revealed that emotions got better of him during the interactions with Bumrah. "I was angry at the end. The emotion got the better of me and I felt I had to say something. I felt bad for doing that because it drew attention away from Rooty celebrating an amazing inning as he came off the field,” he had written. 

India went on to win the Lord’s Test through an incredible comeback on the fifth day and has now taken a 1-0 led in the series with three matches to go. The third Test begins on Wednesday, August 25 at Headingley, Leeds. 

  • Virat Kohli
  • Joe Root
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • James Anderson
  • IND
  • ENG
  • IND vs ENG 2021
  • Lord's, London

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