India vs England 1st Test Edgbaston: Virat Kohli’s team India lost the 1st Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs, but what happened after the match outside the ground was uncalled for. English fans were spotted mocking the Indian team and especially the India captain was their target. Also Read - MS Dhoni Was Aggressive And Safe, Virat Kohli Learning Quickly: Ex-BCCI Selector Gagan Khoda
Kohli meanwhile was the star from the Indian outfit, the captain led from the front amassing 200 runs in the Test. The others combined to score 214. That is possibly where India lost the match. It is Test cricket and cannot be a one-man show. Also Read - Indian Cricket Team Kit Sponsorship: Puma Buys Bid Document, Adidas Too Could Enter fray
It was a group of at least 50 fans in the video, who make it a point to celebrate the English win, their method of doing that was by mocking India. This is not in the right spirit of the game. Also Read - ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit Maintain Hold Over Top-Two Batting Slots as England And Ireland Players Move Upwards
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In a video on YouTube, the English fans can be seen having some talk with Indian fans before they start mocking Indian players and Virat Kohli, who were sitting in the team bus –
Here is the video.
For England, it was Sam Curran the hero. He has also adjudicated the Man of the Match for his four wickets in the first innings and then a solitary wicket in the second. He also scored a counter-attacking 63 in the second innings, that gave England something to bowl at. He was playing his second match.
Joe Root, the captain of England scored 80 in the first innings and was run out by Virat Kohli, who gave him a ”kiss blow” send off. It was in reaction to Root’s mic-drop, which he did in the 3rd ODI against India after scoring a century.
The second Test starts on August 9 at Lords and India will certainly look to bounce back. Exciting cricketing summer has just begun!