Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne has lauded India skipper Virat Kohli for his ‘Spirit of Cricket’ gesture in direction of England captain Joe Root within the opening Testunderway on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. A second of sportsperson spirit was caught on digital camera in direction of the conclusion of the Friday match. The camaraderie between Kohli and his opposition Root was on show on Day 1. Workforce India captain walked in direction of Root, who was cramping a couple of minutes earlier than the ultimate minutes of the play on day one.
Root, who was lastly dismissed on the second day of the first Take a look at, went down on the sector with a cramp after smashing a six from R Ashwin’s final supply of the 87th over. Though the England physio was strolling to the crease to assist Root, Kohli determined to be useful within the state of affairs earlier than the medical help arrived. The India captain reached out and helped Root by stretching his proper leg. This heartwarming gesture obtained seen by former Aussie spinner, Shane Warne, who tweeted, “Love this !!!! Nicely executed @imVkohli and congrats to @root66 on one other fantastic innings #SpiritOfCricket.”
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 7, 2021
On Saturday, Root scored a double century and have become the primary batsman in Take a look at historical past to register his highest rating taking part in in his 100th Take a look at match. He notched up his fifth double hundred and his third as a captain. To realize this feat, he surpassed the document of former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq. After successful the toss and opting to bat, Root stitched a 200-run stand with opener Dom Sibley to dominate India’s bowling assault
Within the ongoing Take a look at recreation, England restricted hosts to 257/6 on the third day as India trailed England by 241 runs. Root was the top-scorer for The Three Lions as he performed a knock of 218. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin completed with three wickets every.