AUS v IND 2018-19: WATCH – Virat Kohli, Tim Paine continue verbal battle on Day 4, umpire warns both

The respective captains were seen indulging in a war words after Kohli decided to field close to the non-striker.

Kohli and Paine almost came close to chest bumping during Day 4 of the ongoing Perth Test | Getty

After a heated exchange in the last session on Day 3, India and Australia captain, Virat Kohli and Tim Paine, resumed their verbal battle in the morning session on Day 4. Such was the circumstance that the on-field umpire Chris Gaffaney had to step in to warn both the players.

During the 71st over of Australia’s second innings, the respective captains were seen indulging in a war of words after Kohli decided to field close to the non-striker.

"You're the one that lost it yesterday. Why are you trying to be cool today?" Paine told Kohli.

 "That's enough, that's enough," Gaffaney interrupted. "Come on, play the game. You guys are the captains. Tim, you're the captain."

After that Paine retorted: "We're just having a conversation. There's no swearing ... keep your cool Virat", while Kohli was seen having a gentle laugh.

Here’s the video of the entire event:

Coming to the match, India bundled out Australia for 243 in the second innings, courtesy an impressive six-wicket haul from Mohammad Shami. Apart from Shami, Jasprit Bumrah clinched three wickets while Ishant Sharma picked up a wicket as well. Usman Khawaja (72) was the top scorer for the home team in the second innings while skipper Tim Paine added 37 runs.

 
 

By Salman Anjum - 17 Dec, 2018

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