IND vs ENG 2021: 3 times Team India gave it back to the opponents
Team India were locked in an intense series with Australia and Virat Kohli was batting like a dream. In the third Test, Mitchell Johnson tried to get under Kohli's skin by firing in short-pitched stuff as well as a lot of verbal volleys.
India's tour of Australia, 3rd Test, Melbourne 2014
However, Kohli was not willing to back down. The Team India skipper smashed a superb 169 and led India to a big score of 462 for eight at stumps.
After his knock, he told reporters that he only respected some of the Australian players and that he had no intention of impressing them. Kohli went on to score 692 runs in the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2014-15.
Team India's backs were against the wall when the final day commenced in the 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India had to bat out 131 overs in the fourth innings to earn the draw. This was only the sixth instance of a team batting more than 130 overs to save a Test in Australia.
India tour of Australia, 3rd Test, Sydney 2020
Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari, both of whom were injured, batted for 256 deliveries which was the fourth-longest partnership recorded for the sixth wicket in the fourth innings of a Test.
As the match started slipping away from Australia, their captain Tim Paine started firing verbal volleys at Ashwin. This made Ashwin even more resolute as be battled pain and batted on as India clinched the draw.
The scene took a turn for the worse when Jasprit Bumrah started peppering James Anderson with short-pitched deliveries. Anderson did not take this lightly and was vividly upset with the tactics as the sides walked off.
India's tour of England, 2nd Test, Lord's 2021
Now, when Bumrah walked out to bat, Mark Wood was introduced into the attack and the first ball from him was a bumper that zipped past Bumrah even before he could blink. James Anderson was fielding at third man, turned towards Ollie Robinson at fine leg and grinned. Before this, Anderson was charging in at Virat Kohli and kept tried to rile the Indian captain up.
In the nine-over spell, there were a number of words exchanged and Virat Kohli even retorted back at him. When India bowled, the fielders converged on the England batsmen like a pack, there was a sense of wave that seemed to wash away England as the hosts lost the match from a position where a loss seemed highly impossible.