While words were exchanged between James Anderson and Jasprit Bumrah, other players too went after each other.

The second Test match between England and India at Lord’s saw a lot of banter. While words were exchanged between James Anderson and Jasprit Bumrah, other players too went after each other. Virat Kohli, the India skipper, was not far behind as well as he sledged England players.

Ahead of the third Test match, James Anderson has opened up on the whole episode.

“The emotion got the better of me and, I felt I had to say something. I felt bad for doing that because it drew attention away from Rooty (Joe Root) celebrating an amazing inning as he came off the field,” Anderson told to Fox Cricket.

“I apologized to him afterwards for that but, the emotion got the better of me. It happens sometimes.”

The English pacer also talked about Virat Kohli, who has failed to score heavily so far.

“When you come across someone as animated as Virat on the field, he can rub people up the wrong way. It is one of those things,” Anderson wrote in his column for the UK Telegraph.

“We have to remember Virat is averaging 20 in the series, proving we have bowled well at a great player – but I would rather he was averaging 80 and we were 1-0 up.”

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