India vs England 1st Test Edgbaston Day 1: India captain Virat Kohli gave the perfect response to Joe Root’s mic-drop after the former affected his runout in the ongoing 1st Test at Birmingham. The runout happened at a time when Root looked all-set to slam a ton. He was on 80 when the runout happened. Bairstow tucked the ball to the leg-side and set off for a run, spotting that Virat had ground to cover, he took off for a second. Root contemplated then fell for it and found himself short of his ground. Also Read - Former Australia Captain Michael Clarke Heaps Big Praise on Sachin Tendulkar, Calls India Legend 'The Best Batsman I Ever Saw'
Joe Root had done a mic-drop act during the ODI series after getting to a hundred and guiding England home. Virat is not someone who forgets things easily. He gave it back to Root with a kiss send-off. If one looks at the video closely one will also get to see Kohli uttering the word ‘mic-drop’. Also Read - Paine Rejects Clarke's 'Australia Scared to Sledge Kohli' Claim, Says Provocation Brings Out The Best in India Captain
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That made it very evident that it was in response to the Englishman’s earlier act.
Here is how Twitter reacted to it.
As we speak, England has lost two more wickets in the form of Bairstow for 70 and Buttler for a duck. They are 243/6 in 74 overs.
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson