Australia vs India 2nd Test Perth: India captain Virat Kohli was out for 17 in the second innings and that seemed to be the priced scalp the hosts were after by the end of stumps on Day 4. It was Nathan Lyon who got rid the Indian captain with a great delivery which Kohli edged to first slip. Tim Paine, who has been at the receiving end from Kohli, quietly said Murali Vijay that “Murali, I know he’s your captain but you can’t seriously like him as a bloke”, while he was at the striker’s end. It seems the Australian skipper has had the last laugh. Kohli pressed forward but the lack of turn on that ball did him in. Lyon continues to scalp Kohli. Aussies have their tail up now. Lyon has now dismissed Kohli seven times in Test cricket and is just behind James Anderson and Graeme Swann.
Here is the video where Paine was spotted saying these words to Vijay.
Earlier, after the tension brewed between the two (Kohli & Paine) on day 3, the saga continued day 4 of the Perth Test as well on the lively green top of Perth. The hosts have slowly and steadily batted themselves out of danger and got into a position of strength. Their lead has gone past 200-run-mark and India has got no wickets on the first session on Day 4. It seems to be frustrating Kohli and that may have been a major reason why the Indian captain got down to verbal blows. This did not go down well with former Australian cricketers who slammed the Indian captain over his behavior. Michael Hussey said that he did not like Kohli’s attitude, whereas Allan Border said that he had never seen any captain behave in the manner Kohli was.
Currently, India is reeling at 75/4 and need 212 more runs to win. Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane are in the middle.