Kohli was seen having an animated dialogue with Stokes after the all-rounder allegedly swore at Siraj. Umpire Nitin Menon needed to intervene for play to renew after England had been reeling at 32 for 3.
“He was swearing at me, so Virat bhai intervened and dealt with that nicely. This stuff occur at floor,” Siraj mentioned on the post-match press convention.
Stokes, on his half, performed down the incident.
“Fairly animated was that (the dialog)?…take a look at it from a unique means, you understand, two-three guys who care about what they’re doing, care about representing and enjoying in opposition to one another and you understand, why would they not be aggressive?” he requested.
“So we’re not going to again all the way down to anybody…for me that’s what it was, aggressive guys making an attempt to recover from one another,” he added.
England had been ultimately bowled out for 205 with India 24 for one at stumps in response.
Taking part in his second recreation of the sequence, Siraj picked up two wickets in England’s innings.
Siraj was additionally on the centre of the controversy in the course of the Check sequence in Australia the place he was racially abused by a bit of the group.
Cricket Australia had apologised for that incident and even evicted some spectators from the bottom in the course of the Sydney Check.
Siraj and Kohli are additionally teammates within the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.