After watching India captain Virat Kohli's verbal fights during the Lord's Test, former England cricketer Nick Compton characterised him as "the most foul mouthed individual.”

He tweeted, “Isn't Kohli the most foul mouthed individual. I'll Never forget the barrage of abuse I received in 2012 when the swearing stunned me to the point that he did himself a serious disservice. It highlights what a level headed and grounded man Root, Tendulkar, Williamson et al are”.


Former England cricketer Nick Compton referred to India captain Virat Kohli as "the most foul-mouthed individual," while complimenting England Test captain Joe Root, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, and legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as "level-headed and grounded" men.

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Twitter users, on the other hand, were eager to respond to Compton's tweet, pointing up times where England players insulted opponents on the pitch.


Others chastised Compton for holding grudges dating back eight years.

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Compton's statement occurred after the second Test between England and India at Lord's, which included numerous heated confrontations on the field, particularly on Day 5.

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When Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah walked out to bat on the final day of the Test, he was met with a barrage of verbal volleys from English players.


Several commentators, notably former Australian spinner Shane Warne, criticised England's tactics of coming after Bumrah with short-pitched bowling and verbal sparring.

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On Day 5, India set England a target of 272 runs, thanks to Bumrah and Mohammed Shami's unbroken 89-run ninth-wicket partnership.

The two fast bowlers returned to take two wickets each as England was knocked out for 120 runs and lost by 151 runs.


When India were on the field, Kohli, who had been charged up and throwing verbal volleys from the Lord's balcony since Bumrah had been taking the heat in the middle, went offensive and was observed in animated talks with many English players, most notably Jos Buttler.


Every wicket was enthusiastically welcomed by the Indian skipper, who burst into wild celebrations when Mohammed Siraj bowled James Anderson to win the match for India.

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