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Ever since Joe Root celebrated England’s ODI series win against India last month with a mic-drop gesture, it has become a raging point of discussion. The riposte to it came quickly on the opening day of the first India vs England Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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A moment of brilliance from Virat Kohli saw the India captain dismissing Root via run-out.

As Root was heading back to the dressing room, Kohli blew kisses in his direction and then as a response to the 27-year-old’s much talked about celebration in the ODI series, did a little mic-drop act before letting out a couple expletives.

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While all and sundry have reacted to the controversial celebration, the man who was the target has finally spoken about and has, reacted, sportingly saying it adds to the ‘spectacle of Test cricket’ and lays down the marker for an interesting contest.

“I actually didn’t see it in the middle but I obviously saw it last night,” Root was quoted as saying by metro.co.uk on Thursday. “I think it adds to the spectacle of Test cricket, gives the game a bit of humour.”

Root hopes that it will spice up the upcoming matches of the five-Test series. “It makes it a very interesting series, that’s for sure. Let’s see how things pan out over the course of the Test series,” he said.

Before being run out on 70, Root had batted beautifully to log his 12th straight half-century against India in as many Test. He also became the quickest from his country to complete 6000 Test runs and also the fastest to do so in terms of time taken.