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Pataudi Trophy 2021: India-England players were involved in heated confrontation at Lord's long room?

It has been over a week since India won the second Test at Lord's. However, a report emerged ten days later that players from both sides were involved in a heated confrontation inside the Lord's long room.

Pataudi Trophy 2021, 2nd Test: India-England players involved in heated confrontation at Lord's long room-ayh
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London, First Published Aug 25, 2021, 5:38 PM IST
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India came up with a spirited performance to tame England in the second Test at Lord's for the Pataud Trophy 2021. As a result, India leads the five-Test series 1-0.

The Test was intense, as tempers flared from both sides, with players often engaging in heated arguments and verbal duels, besides occasional staredowns. However, ten days since, new details have emerged regarding the tension between the two sides at Lord's.

According to The Telegraph UK, players from both sides were involved in a heated confrontation at the Lord's long room during the end of third say's play. It presumably happened after Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled a barrage of short balls to England's number 11 batsman James Anderson.

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Pataudi Trophy 2021, 2nd Test: India-England players involved in heated confrontation at Lord's long room-ayh

Moreover, since the long room was closed for the Marylebone Cricket Club members due to COVID times, the room consisted only of players and officials from both sides. As a result, it allowed both sides to roam freely in the room and interact.

The report added that primarily Indian skipper Virat Kohli and English skipper Joe Root exchanged the most words, as England was unhappy with Bumrah's tactic. Although the situation would have escalated, it was eventually cooled down by officials from both sides.

About being asked on the same, Kohli had said during the press conference that the exact words exchanged could not be revealed, and it was the job of the cameras and stumps microphone. However, he admitted that whatever happened on the field gave the side extra motivation to go out and perform and eventually win the Test.

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