India vs England Test: England’s Joe Root Said Virat Kohli’s Mic-Drop Adds To Spectacle Of Test Cricket

India took on England in a five-match Test series with the first match which started on August 1 and the final game starting on September 7. It is the first time in four years that India is touring the country for a five-match Test series. The first match is being played at Edgbaston, Birmingham. This also marks the 1000th Test match for England.

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During the ODI, Root's mic drop gesture made headlines but now in Test's 2nd Day, Virat Kohli came up with his own Mic-drop but the England captain took it sportingly, saying "it adds to the spectacle of Test cricket".

Kohli's action came after his direct throw from mid-wicket found the England captain short of the crease after having added 100 plus runs with Jonny Bairstow on the opening day of the first Test.

"I did not see it in the middle. Saw it last night after day's play. It adds to the whole spectacle of Test cricket. Gives a bit of humour to it. It also makes it for a very entertaining series. Let's see how things pan out over the course of the five Tests," Root told a leading sports news channel ahead of day two.

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"It was a disappointing last session but for a majority of the day, we played some good cricket. And that is what we have got to take into today. We had good partnerships on a wicket that did a bit all day. That gives our bowlers a lot of confidence."

Talking about his mix-up with Jonny Bairstow that led to the rumour, Root added: "It was a human error. It happens, unfortunately. You hear a call and you trust your mate. It happens. I could have easily said no (to the second run) as well. No hard feelings there."

From a comfortable 111 for two, England ended the day at 285 for nine with Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami doing the bulk of the damage.

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For the uninitiated, here is the India vs England five-match Test series full schedule:

1st Test: August 1

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

2nd Test: August 9

Venue: Lord’s, London

3rd Test: August 18

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

4th Test: August 30

Venue: Rose Bowl, Southampton

5th Test: September 7

Venue: The Oval, London

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by Admin | Fri, Aug 03 - 02:35 PM

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