The ongoing series between Australia and India has created a lot of interest over the past few days. The first Test at Adelaide Oval was a close encounter which the visitors won by 31 runs.
The ongoing second Test at Perth is also heading to a close finish. At the end of third day, the hosts have a competitive lead of 175 runs and has still six wickets in hand. This means that they look the favorites to wrap up this Test.
Throughout the entire Test, a lot of hilarious banters have been exchanged between both sets of players. The Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was in headlines for being vocal at Adelaide.
Pant has continued the same tradition in Perth too. However this time it was the two captains of both the teams who hogged the limelight with their hilarious banter.
Virat Kohli and Tim Paine was seen exchanging some words in the middle. However everything happened in good spirit. After a suspicious edge, Kohli decided not to review it.
However he went close to Paine and said, “If he messes this up it is 2-0 and who’s going to talk then?” Paine was very quick to reply, as he said, “You’ve got to bat first big head.” After the conversation, both of them laughed it off.
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Here is the video of the banter:
Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon has picked up five wickets in the first innings. As a result he is having a memorable Test so far. In Adelaide too, Lyon picked up a six-wicket haul.
Both the skippers had another conversation while heading back to the dressing room. Lyon said it was about Kohli, who had scored his 25th Test century previously that day.
“Tim just asked him where he was going for dinner, I’ve played enough cricket against Virat to know what he’s like. Virat’s Virat. Virat Kohli is a great player. He plays on emotion. I’m not worried about what he’s doing or India’s doing,” Nathan Lyon was quoted as saying by Daily Telegraph.