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Virat disappoints Sunny


Expressing his displeasure over Virat Kohli’s behaviour, legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has slammed the Indian skipper for engaging in war of words with Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder’s dismissal on Day One of the ongoing third Test in Mohali.

“W  hatever was said, it really needs to be nipped in the bud.”

The incident took place during the 44th over in the post lunch session on the opening day when Stokes, who had played the spinners well till that point, was foxed by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and stumped by Parthiv Patel.

Following his dismissal, the TV replays showed Virat giving Stokes, who himself is a character with a short fuse at the best of times, a send-off. The England all-rounder then stopped on his way to the pavilion and offered a retort of a similarly crude nature before on-field umpire Marais Erasmus had to intervene.

Insisting that there was no need of giving a send off, Gavaskar said Kohli should instead have appreciated his team-mates and Parthiv for their fine piece of work.

“Whatever was said, it really needs to be nipped in the bud,” quoted Gavaskar as saying.              –ANI

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