The controversy surrounding Root erupted on February 15, on Day 3 of India vs England 2nd Test match. At fag end of the day, an off-spinner from Axar Patel struck the pads of Root, prompting the Indian fieldsmen to go for an appeal.
Kohli, during the match broadcast, was seen in a lengthy discussion with Menon following his decision. Visibly irked, he walked back to his fielding position while shaking his head as a mark of disappointment.
"It was odd that the India team and their captain took the full 15 seconds to work out whether to review or not. They weren’t actually sure what they were reviewing for," Daily Mail quoted him as saying.