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Virat Kohli first to shake hands with James Anderson after Lord's Test despite flare-ups and verbal battles

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Virat Kohli first to shake hands with James Anderson after Lord's Test despite flare-ups and verbal battles

India had just registered a famous win at Lord’s and Kohli, after his customary screams, several fist pumps and gestures towards the crowd, walked up to Anderson, against whom he had a verbal exchange on Day 4. Anderson, like a true sportsman, was quick to reciprocate it with a smile. Despite multiple moments of heated arguments involving different players from both the teams spread throughout the Test, India captain Virat Kohli was the first to walk up and shake hands with opponents James Anderson and Mark Wood on Monday. India had just registered a famous win at Lord’s and Kohli, after his customary screams, several fist pumps and gestures towards the crowd, walked up to Anderson, against whom he had a verbal exchange on Day 4. Anderson, like a true sportsman, was quick to reciprocate it with a smile. It was a hard-fought Test match between two of the most competitive sides in world cricket with the likes of Kohli, Anderson, Bumrah, Buttler, Root, Robinson getting involved in banters and sledging at different times during the five days but as soon as the match ended, it was all buried. This has been the hallmark of this Indian team. They play hard, like KL Rahul said at the post-match presentation, all XI of them like to give it back to the opponents if any of the Indian cricketers are targeted like Bumrah and Shami were while batting on the final day but Kohli’s gesture towards the end showed, Team India is also a firm believer of not dragging the on-field tussles away from it.

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