The ongoing Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia has been full of action and players have come face to face on more than one occasion First it was Mitchell Starc who started the banter by pointing at his head against Abhinav Mukund, then Virat Kohli gave a furious response to Steve Smith’s DRS act and now Glenn Maxwell took it to another level by mocking the Indian captain Virat Kohli for his injured shoulder. The bad blood between Australia and India continued with spin allrounder Glenn Maxwell making fun of host captain Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury while fielding on day three of the third Test in Ranchi today.
Watch the incident here:
On the opening day, Kohli was left clutching his right shoulder in pain after he dived while fielding at the mid-on area and later scans revealed that he had suffered a strain and missed fielding action for 400 minutes the entire day two. Maxwell, who had struck a brilliant hundred yesterday, was today seen mocking Kohli’s injury when he replicated the Indian skipper’s action by clutching his right shoulder after his dive to save a boundary in the 80.3 overs.
Pujara had played a fine flick through the mid-on off Pat Cummins and Maxwell gave a fine chase at the deep, exactly in the same region where Kohli had that awkward dive to injure his right shoulder in the post lunch session of day one. During the Bangalore Test, Kohli had stopped just short of labelling Smith a “cheat” after the Australian skipper was caught looking up to the dressing room for help for a DRS call after being caught lbw.
Virat Kohli congratulated Pujara for scoring fifty:
The series is entering an interesting phase as both the sides have won one Test each and the series is levelled at 1-1. Australia took initial advantage in Ranchi by posting a massive total of 451 but India responded well with Cheteshwar Pujara’s century while Murali Vijay and KL Rahul also scored the fifties.