Tim Paine-Virat Kohli rivalry set to sizzle at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Umpire Chris Gaffaney talks to India's captain Virat Kohli as Australia's batsman Tim Paine looks on during day four of the second Test cricket match between Australia and India in Perth

Tim Paine-Virat Kohli rivalry set to sizzle at Melbourne Cricket Ground

The argument further continued on Day 4 forcing the umpires to eventually intervene and stop both after they came into each other's way midway into the match. India and Australia will now play the third Test from December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

"Naseeruddin Shah says Virat Kohli is the world's worst behaved player".

Paine replied; "we're just having a conversation". Paine was heard saying to Kohli.

Kohli squared up against Paine as the Australian skipper was completing a run. With India being unable to scalp a wicket in the morning session, Indian captain Virat Kohli tried to heat things up by exchanging some words with the opposition captain, though it was all in good spirit. "I don't think I showed any displeasure at the dismissal at all", Kohli said. "Anytime I'm playing in Australia we feel pretty confident, especially the bowlers feel very confident in getting 20 wickets and a result", he said.

Australia won the second Test match of the series by 146 runs, levelling the tournament at one match apiece.

After all the friction during the test, Tim Paine and Virat Kohli shake hands after Australia's win at Perth Stadium. But, he went to Tim Paine and said, "If he messes this up it is 2-0 and who's going to talk then?"

"He's quite an experienced player, and I think he's had time out of the game as well, so he knows himself quite well, not just as a cricketer but as a person".

The incident came about during Australia's second innings on day four in Perth when cameras picked up footage of the pair arguing near the crease.

"As long as there is no swearing on the field, and there's no personal attacks, the line doesn't get crossed". I think he's the most capped batsman with Shaun Marsh. I was really proud of the way our team conducted itself on the field this week.

"But look, it stays on the field whatever happens".

The 34-year-old said it was important for players to realise when to "stick up for your mates" and not "be walked all over".

Batting blips: In the second innings, we couldn't apply ourselves as much as we should have.

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