England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan has understated the verbal duel between Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler in the 5th India-England T20I in Ahmedab ad on Saturday.
Talking in a press briefing after his side’s 36-run defeat in the game, Eoin Morgan accepted that he was oblivious of what exactly occurred between Kohli and Butler.
Although, Eoin Morgan described his Indian equivalent as an intense and ‘animated’ character while remarking that ‘conflicts’ are not rare in almost-contested games like the one on Saturday.
“I don’t know actually (what exactly happened). Obviously, Virat is very animated when he plays, a big character in the game, that’s just who he is; he rides the emotions of the game. Sometimes in tight games, people can have conflicts, that’s not uncommon. I think that was the instance,” Eoin Morgan said.
Jos Buttler, who was batting beautifully on 52, was visibly disturbed after he holed a catch to long-off. Barbs were interchanged between him and Virat Kohli, and the latter even followed the batsman for a couple of minutes as he walked back to the pavilion.
Malan and Buttler were having a great partnership – but it’s finally broken. Buttler goes for 52 (34), caught by Hardik Pandya. Bhuvi gets the wicket. Words were exchanged between Kohli and Buttler as he walked off. Looked heated. 🇮🇳🏴#INDvENG
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 20, 2021
Finally, Virat Kohli had an animated discussion with the on-field umpires also.
Eoin Morgan hails Ben Stokes’s position in England T20I team
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes had an average outing in England’s newly-concluded 2-3 series overcome against India.
The left-hander, batting generally at no. 6, contributed a dismal 84 runs with the bat from three innings and picked up three wickets with the ball in the five-match series.
Speaking about Ben Stokes’ role in England’s T20I team, Eoin Morgan said that the all-rounder has done an ‘exceptional job’ in performing the tough responsibilities assigned to him.
“The role Ben has played for us in the middle order when he has had opportunities to play, he has done a really exceptional job. It is actually a really difficult role to fulfil. It’s something he has taken on board and embraced. In the last game, he played really really well. We would have liked him to kick on, but it didn’t necessarily happen, but his contributions when given the opportunity have been really well,” Eoin Morgan said.
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