India’s Cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and West Indies speedster Kesrick Williams were involved in a funny sledging incident during a T20 match between the two teams in Hyderabad last year.
Kohli had imitated Williams’s famous notebook celebration, after hitting him for a 6 during India’s 200+ run chase. Kohli had smashed 94 runs (career best) with an excellent strike rate of 188 to see India home in the match.
However, William was the one who started the it in a T20I match in Jamaica in 2017 when he celebrated the Indian skipper’s wicket in his own style. Kohli did not forget it and made sure to return it last year. This week Williams opened up on the incident, revealing some of the unwanted things which were said between the two players.
“In the Hyderabad game, when Kohli walked in to bat, he walked straight to me and he was like ‘Hey, you got me in Jamaica and it’s not going to happen here’. I was like this thing happened in 2017, this is 2019, I was like I can’t believe this guy,” Williams told Firstpost.
“So I bowled a ball, which went to the leg side after some tucked it and I was running for the ball and kohli was running for a single and I almost butt on him so I stopped and let him pass, and then he looked at the umpire and was like ‘what’s going on?’, I am like mate, I am sorry I didn’t spitefully do it, I didn’t try to run into you. And from there he started. He started saying stuff that I really don’t want to repeat. He started saying many unwanted stuff, I am like ‘Yo mate, can you just back (off)’. I was walking back and he was at the non-striker’s end and he’s like ‘This is not going to happen today, I am not going to make you get me out today, never, never you are going to get me out today’. I am like, ‘mate, can you just zip your mouth and bat? Just bat, just play the game and please leave me alone’. And he said some stuff.