Banter continues as Maxwell mocks Kohli

Glenn Maxwell was seen mocking Virat Kohli’s injury when he imitated the Indian skipper’s action by clutching his right shoulder after his dive to save a boundary in the 81st over.

Glenn Maxwell scored a hundred in Australia's first innings.   -  AFP

Glenn Maxwell, on Saturday, mocked Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury in the ongoing third Test here.

Kohli’s participation in the match had been thrown into jeopardy after he hurt his shoulder while fielding on Thursday.

The talismanic batsman was left clutching his right shoulder in pain after he dived while fielding mid-on and later scans revealed that he had suffered a strain and missed fielding for about 400 minutes on day two.

 

But the Indian captain came out on Saturday, only to be dismissed for 6 by Pat Cummins.

Maxwell, who had struck a brilliant hundred on Friday, was seen mocking Kohli’s injury when he imitated the Indian skipper’s action by clutching his right shoulder after his dive to save a boundary in the 81st over.

Pujara had flicked through the mid-on off Cummins and Maxwell gave a fine chase in the deep, exactly in the same region where Kohli injured his right shoulder in the post-lunch session of day one.

Maxwell’s mocking of Kohli continued the hostilities which started with Smith’s ‘DRS Brain-fade’ in the second Test in Bangalore.

The Australian skipper was asking dressing room for clues before taking a DRS call, evoking a sharp reaction from Kohli.