For those who witnessed the India vs Australia game last evening would have an idea about the banter between Mathew Wade and Virat Kohli. There were quite a few words exchanged between the two and one such occasion even Marcus Stonis got involved. Things do usually get quite heated up whenever India and Australia compete against each other and yesterday was no different.
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It all begun when Kohli took a quick bye because of a misfield by Mathew Wade in the 33rd over.The ball had hit Mathew Wade’s gloves which left him in a bit of pain to which Kohli and Jadhav stole a single.This left Wade furious and he decided to say a few words to Kohli. The bowler in question here was Marcus Stonis. Post his over, even he tried to throw a few verbal volleys to Kohli, but Kohli smashed them all in his very own style.
Things got worse when Wade told Kohli that he wasn’ t acting in the spirit of the game and also called him a crybaby and the fact that everyone felt sorry for him. Kohli surely did not take this one lightly and gave it back to Wade in between the overs which was also seen on the big screen at the majestic Eden Gardens.
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Former Australian Player Stuart Clark has spoken in support of Virat Kohli and felt that all this was utter nonsense and certainly not required by either of Brad Haddin Or Marcus Stonis. He expressed shock at the fact that the Australian’s made such a big deal out of it. Stuart Clarke quoted, ” He misfielded one. Whether the Indian batsman knew he was injured or not was a secondary question. It’s one run. Is it the biggest issue the team has got? If I’m Mathew Wade and I’m Marcus Stonis I’d be worried about my own cricket rather than all this stuff. This is crap. Full credit to both of them(Kohli and Jadhav) for standing up to this.
Well, Said Stuart Clark, yes banter keeps it going for a few lads and there is nothing wrong with that. Having said that, The Australians surely did not play this well this time around.