Australian Fans Attack Virat Kohli On Twitter For Verbal Battle With Tim Paine. Watch Video

Updated: 17 December 2018 13:30 IST

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine have been at odds for a while now in the Perth Test.

Australian Fans Attack Virat Kohli On Twitter For Verbal Battle With Tim Paine. Watch Video
Virat Kohli and Tim Paine were involved in a war of words on Day 4 of the 2nd Test. © Twitter

Virat Kohli came under fire from Australian fans on Twitter after the Indian skipper was seen exchanging a few pleasantries with his Australian counterpart Tim Paine in the morning session on Day 4 of the second Test in Perth on Monday. The two captains had clashed on Sunday as well with Paine calling Kohli a "big head" after a jibe from the Indian star. On Day 4, the duo clashed again with on-field Chris Gaffaney needing to intervene to cool down the two captains.

A transcript of the niceties being shared between Kohli and Paine started doing the rounds on Twitter.

Australian fans took the opportunity to slam Kohli for what they deemed as aggressive on-field behaviour.

War of words aside, the battle on the field went in favour of the hosts before lunch on the penultimate day of the second Test with India failing to find a breakthrough.

At lunch on the fourth day, the home side were 190 for four in their second innings, an overall advantage of 233 runs.

However, in the post-lunch session, India came roaring back with Mohammed Shami taking his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests. Australia suffered a shocking batting collapse, losing four wickets for eight runs early in the second session.

Shami sent Paine (37), Aaron Finch (25) and Usman Khawaja (72) in quick succession with Jasprit Bumrah chipping in with the wicket of Pat Cummins (1).

A crucial 36-run stand between Josh Hazlewood (17 not out) and Mitchell Starc (14) helped Australia reach 243, despite losing their last six wickets for 51 runs.

However, at the time of writing this, Australia were still in the driver's seat, as India were struggling at 15 for 2 at tea, chasing 287 runs to win the Test.

Highlights
  • Virat Kohli and Tim Paine involved in a verbal battle on Day 4
  • Virat Kohli and Tim Paine had clashed on Day 3 as well
  • Australian fans didn't take kindly to Kohli's on-field behaviour
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