"Aggression Makes Match Interesting": Mohammed Shami On Virat Kohli-Tim Paine Spat

Mitchell Johnson weighed in and was critical of Kohli, while former Indian opener Akash Chopra told SEN radio Australians slamming the star batsman's attitude were like a "pot calling a kettle black".

Following 24 hours of skirmish and lukewarm sledging between the skippers, Paine landed the knockout blow when he whispered to Murali Vijay: "I know he (Kohli) is your captain, but you can't seriously like him as a bloke?".

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli have again engaged in a little argy bargy on day 4 of the Perth Test Match this afternoon, exchanging words and "accidentally" chesting up to each other like a pair of pissed boys in Oakley sunnies at a rural 21st.

Paine and Usman Khawaja played a wicket-less first session on the fourth day, piling on a 72-run stand to add to India's frustration.

"You're the one that lost it yesterday, now you're trying to be cool today", Paine appeared to say to Kohli at one point early this afternoon before Gaffaney stepped in. "Play the game. You guys are the captains".

But Paine couldn't resist one last prod towards Kohli.

Umpire Chris Gaffaney: Oi, That's enough, that's enough. The Adelaide Test did not witness any major incident while the first two days of the ongoing Perth Test were not an exception either.

"If he messes it up, it's 2-0", Kohli was heard saying on the stump mic during the final over of the day. "We'll worry about that and let everything else take care of itself".

"I can not say much about it".

Not long ago, Virat Kohli was trolled for a video where he asked a fan to leave India who said that he liked English and Australian batsmen more than the current Indian players. "We need stay disciplined and patient", Hazlewood said.

"If these things do not happen in the match then I think the match won't be interesting". We have to focus on our game and we have to improve our game.

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