WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin’s heated altercation with James Anderson; Virat Kohli and umpire intervenes

On the morning of the 5th Day of the 4th Test match between India and England, few words were exchanged between Ravichandran Ashwin and James Anderson when the latter came out to bat after the fall of 9th wicket of England’s second innings.


At the end of match during the press conference, Virat Kohli revealed, “For the first time, I was trying to calm things down. Ashwin wasn’t pleased with whatever Anderson said in the press or something like that. Ashwin told me on the ground, I had no clue about it. So I didn’t know what to make of it, I was laughing about it but Ashwin wasn’t too impressed so he let him know. Not using any bad words, honestly.”

The Indian Test skipper elaborated, “I think, Ashwin told Anderson he was pretty disappointed with what he said and it’s important to accept defeat the way it is and things like that. You know how Ashwin is, he’s to the point, he can really strike you well. He doesn’t need to say bad words. That’s exactly what happened. Later on, I told James that it’s fine – these things happen so let’s move on with it.”


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