Stuart Broad disapproves of Virat Kohli and James Anderson sledging – “That language is trouble”

England cricketer Stuart Broad has disapproved of Indian captain Virat Kohli’s argument with James Anderson.

"That Language Will...": Stuart Broad On Virat Kohlis Verbal Spat With James Anderson On Day 4
Virat Kohli (left) and James Anderson (right) have a bit of an argument. Source:

Kohli and Anderson were involved in a heated verbal exchange on Day 4 of the second Test match between the two countries. In a video that has since gone viral, Kohli can be heard telling the veteran bowler that the Lord’s Cricket Ground, where the match was taking place, was no longer his backyard.

Broad took exception to Kohli’s comments, and disapproved of them. The man who missed the Test series due to injury took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the incident. He dismissed Kohli’s comments as inaccurate, and said that Lord’s was indeed Anderson’s backyard.

Broad’s tweet read, “The Lord’s honours board suggests it’s as close to Jimmy’s backyard as Jimmy’s actual backyard. Love the fire but that language will have him in trouble.”

Evenly matched

India and England swung the momentum between themselves back and forth. On Sunday, Kohli looked sharp and explosive, scoring a brisk 20 runs. However, he was dismissed by Sam Curran after edging one straight to Jos Buttler. His wicket meant India were struggling at 55/3.

But India came back when Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara bailed them out with their 100-run partnership. This lasted until Mark Wood took Pujara out for 45 runs, while Rahane fell to Moenn Ali for 61. Ali struck once again to bundle Ravindra Jadeja out for a measly three runs, putting themselves in the driver’s seat.

Rishabh Pant attempted to get India back into the game. India were 181 for the loss of six wickets, and Pant had scored 14 runs. Bad lighting, however, meant early stumps on Day 4, and play came to a close. Day 5 saw the visitors declare at 298/8, which means England need to score 272 runs to win.

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