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'keep your cool Virat', Kohli, Paine resume verbal duel; Umpire warns both

The respective captains were seen exchanging words after Kohli decided to field close to the non-striker and Gaffaney had to step in

Press Trust of India  |  Perth 

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Warring captains and on Monday resumed their verbal duel, forcing on-field umpire to warn both the players on the fourth morning of the second Test between India and here.

During the 71st over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, the respective captains were seen exchanging words after decided to field close to the non-striker and Gaffaney had to step in.

"You're the one that lost it yesterday. Why are you trying to be cool today?" Paine told

"That's enough, that's enough," Gaffaney interrupted.

"Come on, play the game. You guys are the captains. Tim, you're the captain."

Paine replied: "We're just having a conversation. There's no swearing ... keep your cool "

Kohli said something which couldn't be picked up by the microphones.

A couple of balls later, the warring duo almost came close to chest bumping when the India walked in front of Paine while he was completing a run.

Kohli later appeared to plead his case to square-leg umpire Kumar Dharmasena as Paine and continued to extend Australia's second-innings lead.

"I reckon it's a sign Kohli is starting to lose it," former Test bowler said on SEN radio.

India commentator wasn't too pleased with Kohli's behaviour but former Australian skippers and said they had no issue with the verbal exchange between the two captains and that no line has been crossed so far.

Tensions had flared-up towards the end of day three with Kohli and Paine exchanging verbal volleys as the game headed for a nail-biting finish.

First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 11:05 IST