Indian skipper Virat Kohli fanned the fire after his antics after running England captain Joe Root out with his magnificent effort on the first day of Edgbaston Test.
Mocking Root's 'bat-drop' celebration which he had done after defeating India in the ODI series, Kohli did replied with his 'mic drop' celebration and his gestures which the England side didn't like. Fans were also furious by the Indian captain.
Root had to walk back after he had a mix-up with Jonny Bairstow in the 63rd over of the Day 1. The England captain could score only 80.
England’s Keaton Jennings had reacted to the celebration. “Everybody is entitled to celebrate how they want to. That’s how he celebrated and that’s cool,” he said.
Twitter reacted to the fiery celebration and there were verbal wars between the fans as well.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
That send off ???????????? @imVkohli dons owns test cricket like anything— Sush ???? (@Indcricketfan) August 1, 2018
He loves the format more than Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli could have yelled "Dilli se hu BC" after that direct hit and no one would have complained. #ENGvIND— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) August 1, 2018
The match was pretty boring then the spoil brat name Virat Kohli dropped the mic, Gave flying kiss & made it interesting ✔???? Anything he can't do ?? #INDvENG— Mostly Sane.. (@Crichipster) August 1, 2018
First day of the test series and English fans are already hell pissed with Virat Kohli. Oh God, how will you survive the next one month! #ENGvIND— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 1, 2018
Joe Root's mic-drop celebration at Headingley and Virat Kohli's sweary retort yesterday were both excellent and fully justified. More of this sort of thing.— Dave Tickner (@tickerscricket) August 2, 2018
Wow virat kohli blowing kisses to joe root, what a cunt— tom abson (@tomabson_98) August 1, 2018
Virat Kohli freedom fighter hota to Angrez 10-20 saal jaldi chale gaye hote— Jon Snow (@Gujju_Jon) August 2, 2018
Virat Kohli has managed to trigger the entire England fan base with one celebration.— Len (@LenM4) August 1, 2018
...well, every England fan except me. I found it kinda funny! #ENGvIND
Fucking massively dislike Virat Kohli. Guys a cunt— Junior Ralphson (@juniorralphson) August 1, 2018
As good as he is, Virat Kohli is a bit of a wanker isn't he?— James Cockerill (@JamesRCockerill) August 1, 2018