ENG vs IND: My Advice Is Take Up Cage Fighting And Giving It A Shot – David Lloyd’s Message To Virat Kohli


David Lloyd, a former cricketer for England, discussed where the line will be drawn regarding Virat Kohli’s antics on the field and suggested that he take up cage fighting.

Virat Kohli was right in the middle of the action during the fifth Test match against England and got into a heated argument with Jonny Bairstow, England’s twin-centurion, during the game’s opening innings. In Edgbaston, England defeated India by seven wickets to win the match and tie the series at two games each.

Jonny Bairstow Virat Kohli
Jonny Bairstow and Virat Kohli. Image: England Cricket

The fifth and final Test of the series saw former Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the middle of the action despite scoring a few runs with the bat. Before England’s first innings, Kohli was spotted giving the Indian squad a pep talk. Videos of his animated celebrations throughout the game quickly went popular on social media.

ENG vs IND: My Advice Is Take Up Cage Fighting And Giving It A Shot - David Lloyd's Message To Virat Kohli
Virat kohli. PC- AFP
Virat Kohli. PC- AFP

The game’s most notable incident occurred during the first innings when England’s twin-centurion Jonny Bairstow and Kohli got into a heated argument. After an explosive start from the Indian pacer, Bairstow battled for a while, and Kohli tried to take advantage of the circumstance to get on his bad side. However, the English batsman in good form answered with hundreds in both innings.

‘We saw everything on day four’: David Lloyd

Former cricketer David Lloyd discussed the event and suggested that Kohli should take up cage fighting to see where the line will be drawn about his antics on the field. However, I do question who draws the line and where it is.

“On day four, we witnessed every kind of behavior: sportsmanship, humor, impolite behavior, insults, and abuse.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli Image Credit: The Indian Express

“Cricket is a non-contact sport, but if a player feels the need to engage another, I recommend taking up cage fighting and giving it a shot. Let us see what you are made of, “David Lloyd, in his Daily Mail column.

England defeated India by seven wickets in the fifth Test at Edgbaston on Tuesday, completing a record run chase.

Also Read: ENG vs IND: Not Playing Ravichandran Ashwin Was A Mistake – David Lloyd

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