Updated: August 15, 2021 4:07:42 am
The incident occurred in the 69th over when England skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were batting in the middle. After the fourth ball of the over from Mohammed Shami, English fans from the stands threw champagne corks at Rahul, who was fielding near the boundary ropes.
A visibly irate Indian captain, Virat Kohli, gestured at KL Rahul to throw it out of the ground.
The Indian team also discussed the issue with the on-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth.
#Kohli mass 🔥🔥
Crowd threw something on the ground where KL Rahul is standing !
— Gowtham ᴹᴵ (@MGR_VJ) August 14, 2021
England were 216/3 at lunch. Skipper Joe Root was batting on 89 and Jonny Bairstow was giving him company on 51 at the Lord’s. At the lunch break, the home team trailed the visitors by 148 runs, a day after bowling India out for 364 in their first innings.
The hosts resumed the day at their overnight score of 119/3.
Think India have complained to the umpires about the champagne cork that was thrown at KL Rahul.
— Rory Dollard (@thervd) August 14, 2021
Virat Kohli from the first slip asking KL Rahul (via hand gestures), who’s on the boundary line if bottle cork’s were thrown at him.
He then asks him to throw it back to the buffoon in the crowd.#ENGvIND
— Rahul Pandey (@sportstoryguy) August 14, 2021
India 1st innings: 364 all out in 126.1 overs
England 1st innings: 216/3 in 73 overs (Joe Root 89 batting, Jonny Bairstow 51 batting; Mohammed Siraj 2/49).
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