Virat Kohli teaches Stuart Broad a lesson for sledging Rishabh Pant
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Virat Kohli teaches Stuart Broad a lesson for sledging Rishabh Pant

With Stuart Broad looking to delay the inevitable for England in their second innings with bat in hand, the Indian close-in fielders gave the tail-ender a hard time at the crease.

cricket Updated: Aug 27, 2018 16:51 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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India beat England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge.(AP)

India not only beat England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge, but skipper Virat Kohli also taught England pacer Stuart Broad a lesson.

The pacer had given debutant Rishabh Pant a send-off after dismissing him for 1 in India’s second innings. But skipper Kohli ensured that he stood right behind his player and gave it back to Broad.

With Broad looking to delay the inevitable for England in their second innings as they stared at a humiliating loss in the Test, the Indian close-in fielders were giving the tail-ender a hard time at the crease.

Broad turned to Kohli and said that his boys were being aggressive. But Kohli told the bowler that this is what happens when one goes after a youngster.

On the personal front, Kohli has been the best performer for the Indian cricket team in the ongoing Test series against England and he is showing no signs of slowing down.

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With 440 runs in six innings at an average of 73.33, Kohli has enjoyed a brilliant run of form in the series.

At the start of the series, a lot was written about Kohli’s disastrous form in England. However, the skipper has proven everyone wrong with his impressive performances and led from the front.

Kohli’s 200 runs at Trent Bridge — the second time in the series he had compiled a double century of runs in the match, following his defiant effort in a losing cause at Edgbaston — was exactly what India needed after going 2-0 down in the series to make a comeback.

It was a comprehensive show at Trent Bridge from the Indians and they will now look to make it 2-2 at Southampton.

First Published: Aug 26, 2018 19:53 IST