There was a war of words between the players of India and England, there was a debate in the long room of Lord’s
England vs India Lord’s Test: There was a heated argument between the cricketers of India and England in the Lord’s Long Room after the on-field debate on the third day of the second Test cricket match. This has been claimed in a report. India won the match by 151 runs after all out the entire team of England in the final and third session on the last day of the second test.
The Daily Telegraph reported, “Photos of the players arguing as they exited the field surfaced. But the controversy escalated to the long room, which was filled with Indian officials, support staff and players. The players were warmly welcomed.”
It said, “It is believed that Joe Root, who played an unbeaten 180, and Virat Kohli, had an argument on their way to the dressing room.” The Lord’s long room is usually filled with members of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) and both teams walk up separate stairs to their dressing rooms. But last week due to restrictions related to Kovid-19, the long room, like the players’ dining room, was also closed to the members.
“This gave the two teams more opportunities to meet each other at the end of the day, increasing the chances of the on-field sparring going on,” the report said. On the third day of the game, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah made frequent bouncers for England’s No 11 batsman and leading pacer James Anderson. India captain Kohli on Tuesday said that his players were provoked by England, but did not mention the words used during this period.