The series-deciding 5th T20I between India and England saw a heated moment when India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Jos Buttler in the 13th over of the 225-run chase.
Words were exchanged between India captain Virat Kohli while the dangerous wicketkeeper-batsman after the latter said something after his dismissal. The 30-year-old was on his long way back to the pavilion when Kohli followed him. Buttler kept on walking towards the dugout before taking few steps back to confront the India star, who scored 80 not out runs in the match.
Buttler was (52 off 34) and Dawid Malan stitched a130-run partnership off just 82 balls as the visitors for once looked like running away with the match. However, the fall of Buttler’s wicket opened a floodgate and England stuttered to a 36-run defeat against India.
With the win, India, the 2nd ranked T20I team in the World clinched the 5-match series 3-2 against the number one ranked team in the format.
Notably, Virat Kohli also had a face off with Ben Stokes during the Test series. Kohli had confronted the all-rounder after he abused pacer Mohammed Siraj.
Fans were left curious after the Saturday’s altercation between the two stars and expressed the same on Twitter.
Yeah? Your boy Buttler started it.
Kohli just returned the favor. Guess you didn’t like the taste of your own medicine.
— Mukul Anand (@mukulannd) March 20, 2021
— Biggest Viratfan -parmeet (@ImVk5fan) March 20, 2021
When Virat kohli said Ben stokes and then Jos buttler took it personally. pic.twitter.com/bu3LDoC5e8
— theshivamkapoor (@sherlony3000) March 20, 2021
— cricBC (@cricBC) March 20, 2021
According to reports, Buttler said, “you have 100M followers on Instagram, give me a shoutout” to Kohli. #INDvENG
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 20, 2021
What were Buttler and Kohli saying? #INDvENG
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 20, 2021
What happened there? Kohli shouting at Buttler after he was out?
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) March 20, 2021
1. Picked an extra bowler Nattu
2. promoted himself to open
3. Promoted Pandya to 3rd down
4. Brought Bhuvi back into 13th over.
5. Great send off to Buttler
— Riot-su (@kankeneeche) March 20, 2021
I think so Buttler asked Kohli about his 71st ton, thats why the rattling up
— HKS (@hargunks185) March 20, 2021
According to reports, Buttler said, “Rohit is a better captain” to Kohli. #INDvENG
— Rohit Swain (@rhtswn) March 20, 2021