READ & WATCH: Virat Kohli and Tim Paine’s complete exchange during Perth Test

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 0

India captain Virat Kohli and his Australian counterpart Tim Paine continued to be at loggerheads as they had to be separated by on-field umpire on Day 4 of the Perth Test.

According to ESPNcricinfo, during the 71st over of Australia’s second innings, Paine appeared to be following Kohli for a couple of steps, prompting an exchange between the duo.

Kohli: “I’m not saying a word to you. Why are you getting riled up?”

Paine: “I’m fine. You are the one that lost it yesterday. Why are you trying to be cool today?”

Umpire Chris Gaffaney: “That’s enough, that’s enough.”

Paine: “We are allowed to talk.

Gaffaney: “Nah, nah, come on, play the game. You guys are the captains.”

Paine: “We can have a conversation. There’s no swearing.”

Gaffaney: “Tim, you are the captain.”

Paine: “Keep your cool, Virat!”

The verbal altercation comes a day after Kohli and Paine took a dig at one another. On Day 3, Kohli appealed for a caught-behind on Paine’s batting that was turned down.

“If he messes it up, it’s 2-0,” Kohli had said, referring to their 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.

The remark didn’t go down well with Paine, who said: “You’ve got to bat first, big head.”

Meanwhile, Australia amassed 243 runs on board, setting India up with a mountainous target of 287 runs.

Here’s how Paine had the last laugh after Kohli’s dismissal…




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