India cricket captain Virat Kohli surely knows how to even the scores. The stylish right-hander had a special send-off for the England skipper Joe Root. It was during the first day of the 1st Test match at Edgbaston that the England skipper was sent packing by a runout, owing to a brilliant piece of fielding by Kohli.
The Indian cricket captain was at mid-wicket collected the ball and aimed it the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Joe Root was with Jonny Bairstow and the former attempted to take a second single. But Kohli’s fielding sent him back to the pavilion. As a result, Root was out on 80 runs and Kohli celebrated his wicket with a mic drop gesture. Watch the video below.
Remember Joe Root's mic drop?
Here's Virat Kohli's response: https://t.co/FIEMa5eVJD
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If you may recall, Joe Root celebrated his century with a bat drop with Virat Kohli watching on. With this, England not only won the ODI match but also clinched the series by 2-1 at Headingley. Watch Root’s gesture below.
Joe Root hits a four, to score a century, and win the series. One way to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/Ulb4AjxQED
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However, the England cricket captain was criticised severely for the act. Later Root also admitted that he was embarrassed by the act. He said, “It was something that I immediately regretted," Root said.
"I've not heard the end of it, it was literally the most embarrassing thing I've done on a cricket field. I don't think it will be the last I hear of it from the group - they've been hammering me. You'd think if you were going to do a celebration like that, you'd have smacked it 30 yards out of the ground. It was just an absolute car crash," he further added.