Virat Kohli and Team India were on a mission in the final session of the opening Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens on Monday. However, the visitors pulled out all the stops to try and derail India's charge. One such instance occurred when Niroshan Dickwella took the cue from some footballers and tried the dark art of time-wasting. Kohli and pacer Mohammed Shami were having none of it and blasted Dickwella for his time-wasting antics. Kohli was visibly furious and was seen angrily gesticulating at the umpires.
Nigel Llong finally got Dickwella and Kohli together, had a chat with the two and calmed things down before the situation could boil over.
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene took to Twitter to laud Dickwella's antics had words of praise for the Indian skipper as well and a certain Virat Kohli even replied to it.
Yes, test cricket at it's best. Onto the next one now.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 20, 2017
Kohli smashed a scintillating century, his 18th in Tests and 50th overall in international cricket, as India set Sri Lanka a 231-run target to win.
The visitors were left reeling as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami took centre stage and destroyed the Sri Lankan batting order.
Sri Lanka were 62 for four when Dickwella took his time-wasting tactics too far and left Kohli fuming.
Sri Lanka only had a bit more than two hours to negotiate and they almost faltered. They huffed and puffed and somehow survived.
In the end, Sri Lanka were reduced to 75 for seven when bad light came to their rescue.