Chennai, February 5
India skipper Virat Kohli’s heartwarming gesture towards England captain Joe Root just before the concluding minutes of the play on Day 1 of the opening Test has taken the Internet by storm.
After smashing a six off Ravichandran Ashwin’s last ball of the 87th over Root went down on the floor with a cramp. England physio was out to help the skipper but before he reached, it was India captain Kohli who helped Root with stretching of his right leg.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2021
This ‘Spirit of Cricket’ gesture by Kohli certainly won the hearts of the fans.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also shared the clip on Twitter captioning it as “#SpiritOfCricket at its very best”.
Meanwhile, Root and Dom Sibley put England in control in the first Test, forming a stunning 200-run partnership on the opening day. At stumps, England’s score read 263/3, with Root playing on 128. However, India ended the day on a high as Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Sibley (87) in the 90th over. ANI