India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Glenn Maxwell appears to mock Virat Kohli over shoulder injury

PTI, Mar, 18 2017

Ranchi: There was no end to the teasing and taunting between Indian and Australian cricketers with all-rounder Glenn Maxwell today mocking home captain Virat Kohli's shoulder injury in the ongoing third Test in Ranchi.

Kohli's participation in the match had been thrown into jeopardy after he hurt his shoulder while fielding on Thursday.

Virat Kohli suffered a shoulder injury post-lunch on Day 1. PTI

Virat Kohli suffered a shoulder injury post-lunch on Day 1. PTI

The talismanic batsman 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 on day two. But the Indian captain did come out today, only to be dismissed for 6 by Pat Cummins.

Maxwell, who had struck a brilliant hundred yesterday, appeared to mocking Kohli's injury when he imitated the Indian skipper's action by clutching his right shoulder after his dive to save a boundary in the 81st over.
Pujara had flicked through the mid-on off Cummins and Maxwell gave a fine chase at the deep, exactly in the same region where Kohli endured that awkward dive to injure his right shoulder in the post-lunch session of day one.

Maxwell's mocking of Kohli continued the hostilities which started with Smith's 'DRS Brain-fade' in the second Test in Bangalore.

The Australian skipper was caught seeking dressing room clues before taking a DRS call, evoking a sharp reaction from Kohli.

In fact, Kohli had stopped just short of labelling Smith a "cheat" and alleged that the visiting captain had looked up the dressing room repeatedly. Smith, on his part, had called Kohli's assertions complete rubbish.

Published Date: Mar 18, 2017 | Updated Date: Mar 18, 2017



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