Is Kohli in trouble for 'swearing' at Root?

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India benefited from the help of a pesky pigeon to spark a massive England collapse on the opening day of their Test series.

Root's wait to score his 14th Test hundred continued in frustrating fashion when he was run out for 80 in a mix-up with Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow.

In the 63rd over, Indian captain's direct throw ran Joe Root out, and while celebrating Kohli blew kisses in the direction of Root and went on to mimic Root's mic drop celebration.

However, this is not the first time when an Australian media house has rubbed Kohli the wrong way.

Thorough day of Test cricket, where we saw batsmen struggle to get runs with 12 wickets falling in the day.

"Virat Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport", read the article.

"The Indian captain is a law unto himself with no one, not even the ICC or his own board holding him accountable for his continual perpetuation of fake news". As for India, their last series win in England came more than a decade ago, in 2007 under Rahul Dravid.

It was Kohli's send-off to Root that caught attention.

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Only Cook (13) fell in the first session of the day, his front-foot defense defeated by a flawless off-break from Ashwin as he was clean bowled in the seventh over.

Viray Kohli was unbeaten on 9 and Ajinkya Rahane was 8 not out as they sought to fix the damage.

Jennings fell prey of Mohammad Shami after the first ball of lunch break.

England, who were 216 for four when Root was dismissed, lost their next four wickets for 27 runs, with spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who ended the day with four wickets, inflicting the bulk of the damage for the visitors.

The opener pushed the ball down into his crease and then on to his foot before it trickled back on to the base of the stumps.

"It is an opportunity missed", Jennings said of England's batting display.

Kohli on Thursday (August 2) came close to challenging that as he would probably admit later that these were among the most hard runs the India skipper has scored.

India caused a surprise at the start by picking only one spin bowler.