KL Rahul scored 84 runs before being dismissed by James Anderson.
India is currently rubbing shoulders with England in the opening Test of the five-match Test series where Ollie Robinson shared some heated words with KL Rahul on day three. Rahul was batting in fine rhythm and was marching up with 58 runs in his bag while being supported by Rishabh Pant from the other end. Firstly, Rahul flicked Robinson to the leg side and the pacer went on to exchange some heated words.
It was not the end of the story as Robinson went to barge shoulders with Rahul. Before that incident, even ace pacer James Anderson got involved with the umpire in a discussion regarding rain. Talking about Rahul’s performance, he is the highest scorer from the Indian team so far after he left the field by adding 84 runs from his willow.
— Rishobpuant (@rishobpuant) August 6, 2021
India started day one of the Test on a great tone after the pacers wrapped up the English side on merely 183 runs. In turn, Indian openers also set the fine tone as Rohit Sharma and Rahul dealt the seamers very patiently and skillfully. However, as Sharma lost his wicket, wickets started raining for the home side as India slipped from 97-0 to 112-4. It was Jasprit Bumrah who picked a classy four-for whereas Shami maintained perfect lengths and picked three wickets to his credit.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Robinson barging shoulder with KL Rahul
— Harshit Sharma 🇮🇳 (@Harshit93681547) August 6, 2021
— Science wala ladka (@sciencewalaldka) August 6, 2021
— KP☻ (@Kaushal1344) August 6, 2021
This guy Ollie Robinson just shoulder barged KL Rahul!!
— Adarsh (@iam_adarsh1) August 6, 2021
— toe_cr24 (@toe_cr243) August 6, 2021
— Shamsher Singh (@Shamsher0793) August 6, 2021
Robinson in annoying man.he given a shoulder nudge to rahul. And he is talking trash all day to him yesterday
— ഗോപാലകൃഷ്ണൻ (@crazygopalaan) August 6, 2021
Mera sawal hai sir dono se
Kl Rahul ko Robinson ne halka sa Dhakka Diya kya es per match reffery dhyan denge
@Sonysportindia #ASK the expert
— Dileep Keshri (@keshri_dileep) August 6, 2021
I little bit of physical contact between Robinson and Rahul 👀
— Shruti | Swimming at Trent Bridge (@Shruti4518) August 6, 2021
— Angad Kapoor (@AngadKapoor2) August 6, 2021
“Obviously because 183… as per me we should make a good score and take the lead. We are in a good position because any team you bowl out for 183 at its home is a good performance. Now the thing is that we need to focus on the first hour and according to me the ball has not done much, the way we bowled in the day, we bowled in the right length, and accordingly, you have got wickets,” stated Shami after India’s bowling show on day one of the game.
Talking about the match currently, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami are holding the fort for India where the visiting side have taken a lead of 35 runs (at the time of writing this).