Kesrick Williams recalls his banter with Indian captain Virat Kohli
West Indies fast bowler Kesrick Williams often hit the headlines for his unique notebook celebration whenever he takes a wicket. But he might have messed up with a wrong person during his previous tours in India. West Indies pacer has recently opened about the banter with Indian captain Virat Kohli. Kesrick Williams has been citing Kohli after the Indian captain got the better of Williams’ bowling during West Indies’ tour of India in 2019.
Soon after Virat Kohli smashed Williams for a sensational six, the Indian captain emulated Williams’ notebook celebration to give him a dose of his own medicine. Kohli did it to avenge what exactly had happened with him back in 2017.
Kesrick Williams shares his side of the story
In 2017, Kesrick Williams came up with his type of celebration after sending Virat Kohli back to the pavilion during the series in West Indies. Williams and Kohli met after quite a while, and the fast bowler revealed his side of the story.
During the first T20I between India and West Indies last year, Indian captain Virat Kohli took the Windies’ bowling attack to the cleaners while chasing 208. It was when both players sparked a fierce rivalry.
“In the first game, when Kohli walked in to bat, he walked straight to me, and he was like, ‘Hey, you got me in Jamaica the last time you bowled against me, it’s not going to happen here’. I was like this thing happened in 2017, this is 2019, this guy really studied this thing? I was like I can’t believe this guy,” Kesrick told Firstpost.
Williams’ response to Kohli
Williams went on to add saying that Virat Kohli went crazy on him from that very instance and started doing gestures deliberately. “He started saying stuff that I really don’t want to repeat. He started saying all sorts (of things), I am like ‘Yo mate, can you just back (off)’. I was walking back, and he was at the non-striker’s end, and he’s like ‘This is not going to happen today, I am not going to make you get me out today, never, never you are going to get me out today’. I am like, ‘mate, can you just zip your mouth and bat? Just bat, just play the game, and please leave me alone.”
The 30-year-old fast bowler also added that Indian skipper didn’t even spare him on the flight while they were jetting off to Hyderabad to Kerala for the next match. The rivalry continued again between the two and Williams got Kohli’s wicket in the second T20I.