England created history on Tuesday as they beat India by seven wickets in the fifth rescheduled Test being played at Edgbaston in Birmingham. It was an absolute heist from England to chase down 378 runs in the fourth innings after conceding a first-innings lead of 132 runs. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were the stars for England as the two batters put up 269* runs for the fourth wicket.
Both Root and Bairstow scored centuries and ensured England finished on the winning side. While Root has been in phenomenal form for a long time, Jonny Bairstow had gained pace recently and is making the opposition pay with his aggressive batting. After thrashing New Zealand in the recently concluded home series, Bairstow scored twin centuries in the fifth rescheduled Test against England.
With the batter becoming the shining light for England in a must-win game, his verbal spat with Virat Kohli became a talking point. Many lauded the batter for replying to the sledging from Kohli with two emphatic knocks. Meanwhile, Kohli was ridiculed by England supporters and media houses for poking Bairstow and also for his animated celebrations during the match.
While fans and media houses trolling Kohli did not bother anyone much, England Cricket Board (ECB) trolling the batter came as a shocker for everyone. The ECB’s official Twitter handle trolled Kohli for sledging Bairstow by sharing two pictures on the social media platform.
In the first picture shared by ECB, Kohli is seen shushing Bairstow while in the second picture, Kohli is seen hugging and congratulating the English batter after England’s win. The English did not write anything in the caption though and rather used an emoji (zipped mouth) alongside the pictures.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 5, 2022
With the ECB’s official handle going a tad ahead, fans slammed the board saying it was unnecessary. “This wasn’t expected from official Handle,” wrote one user. :This is un-necessary mocking, king will give reply soon,” wrote another.