In the 123rd over of India’s first innings, Rabada bowled a good length delivery which was played back to him by Jadeja. The fast bowler then picked the ball up and lobbed it to Quinton de Kock who wasn’t paying attention.
The ball went over De Kock’s head and Virat Kohli was quick to call the Indian all-rounder for a quick single.
Rabada was not happy with the South African wicketkeeper’s effort and said, “Watch the f****** ball”. De Kock said a few words in reply as well.
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The heated exchange resumed after the completion of Rabada’s over and required an intervention from skipper Faf du Plessis to prevent it from escalating.
On the second day, Jadeja went on to score 91, his second-highest score in Test cricket. Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 254, registering his highest Test score and taking the side to 601 for 5 in the first innings before declaring.
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