Kohli has made the headlines in the very first day of the Test series by mocking the drop the mic celebration after running his English counterpart on Day 1 of the first Test.
Root scored 80 as England finished Day 1 on 285 for 9. English opener Keaton Jennings on his part said that Kohli was not wrong in celebrating the way he did and he felt that he was totally entitled to do so. “Everybody is entitled to celebrate how they want to. He celebrated, and that’s cool,” the left-hand batsman said.
The batsman praised the England skipper for his innings and said he learned a lot batting alongside him. “Root played fantastically well. The way he goes about constructing his innings, builds it, communicates with me as a young cricketer, it is absolutely phenomenal. Having batted with him today, he’s taught me a hell of a lot, which is awesome, just to watch a master at his work,” he said.
“He’s a fantastic player, fantastic guy and to watch him go about building a Test innings on a pretty tough surface was pretty good. I suppose it’s pretty disappointing for him personally not to go on and get a really big score,” he added.
England were cruising at 216/3 at one stage before Root’s run out triggered a collapse of sorts, causing the hosts to lose 6 wickets for 69 runs in the final session of the day's play.
(Inputs from Indian Express)