Wade, Jadeja get into argument after Maxwell’s dismissal, Hodge questions Kohli’s integrity

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Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade got into an argument with India’s Ravindra Jadeja after Glenn Maxwell’s dismissal in the ongoing fourth Test in Dharamshala, continuing the hostilities between the two sides.

 

The incident took place in the 33rd over of Australia’s second innings after Maxwell was adjudged LBW by South African umpire Marais Erasmus.

Maxwell predictably took a DRS, which remained umpire’s call even though it looked tight in TV replays.

As Maxwell started walking, an angry Wade tried to approach the melee of Indian players but Ravichandran Ashwin came in between and held back the Aussie keeper.

Wade was having an argument with Jadeja, who seemed equally involved before another player pulled him aside.

Wade was fuming and as he walked back to his crease, he was seen having another round of discussion with Murali Vijay.

The two umpires then called India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Jadeja for a chat to cool things down.

In another video clip, Wade is heard asking the meaning of mad*****d. To which, Jadeja came up with an incredibly hilarious reply.

Here’s how their conversation progressed;

Wade: What does mad*****d mean?

Jadeja: I don’t know. You should ask somebody else

Wade: I have to ask?

Jadeja: I didn’t tell you anything

Wade: I just want to know what it means. Is it hello?

Jadeja: No and I didn’t tell you anything

Wade: Ya you told me that

Jadeja: Ok if you want to take it you can take it

Watch the video here:

There has been a lot of acrimony between the two teams throughout the series. Steve Smith’s ‘DRS Brain Fade’ started it all before rival captain Virat Kohli stopped short of calling him a “cheat”.

The ICC had to broker peace between the teams.

The Ranchi Test match saw another round of controversy after Kohli’s shoulder injury. Glenn Maxwell kicked up a storm by mocking the Indian captain.

To make matters worse, a section of the Australian media went on overdrive comparing Kohli to controversial US President Donald Trump — something that didn’t go down well with the Indian team.

Meanwhile, former Australian player Brad Hodge has questioned Virat Kohli’s integrity by implying that the latter may have skipped the Test match to make himself available for the IPL match.

The former Australian batsman said that it would be “pretty dirty” of Kohli if he was seen in action for the IPL opening match as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain against David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad on 5 April.

Speaking to Fox Sports News’ Gameday Live, Hodge, now coach of the Gujarat Lions in the IPL, said, “Because if you miss one game of Test match cricket and you’re fronting up the next week for RCB versus whoever, Bangalore, at Chinnaswamy Stadium — you’d be pretty dirty if he did not front up to a Test match and try and win a valuable series against Australia – which has been pretty spiteful as well.”

(With PTI inputs)

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