IND vs ENG: Video of Mohammed Siraj grabbing Kuldeep Yadav by neck raises eyebrows


Both, Siraj and Kuldeep are not part of the ongoing first Test between India and England in Chennai.

In a video that is being circulated on social media, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj is seen grabbing spinner Kuldeep Yadav by the neck after first day’s play in the first India-England Test here.

Although both players are seen in the background as the camera is focused on India coach Ravi Shastri in the short clip, it was enough to capture the attention of fans on Twitter since Friday.

“What did siraj do here to kuldeep,” said the Twitter handle of a fan page of India captain Virat Kohli while tweeting the clip from the live broadcast.

Another tweet from the same handle later asked people to not take the video too seriously and that the two are “best friends”.

Both Siraj and Kuldeep were not selected for the first Test.

Siraj, India’s highest wicket taker during their 2-1 series win in Australia, was benched as the experienced Ishant Sharma returning to the squad. Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was selected ahead of Kuldeep in the absence of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

England have piled on 555 runs for eight wickets in the first two days of the first Test, with captain Joe Root batting nearly six full sessions to score 218. It was his second double century in three Test matches and he was dismissed by Nadeem towards the end of the second day’s play.

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