Both Ashwin and Kohli came after Renshaw before Smith intervened and defended his rookie opener’s actions. Standing umpire Nigel Llong settled things down but tensions continued to flare between the two leaders and best Test batsmen in the world. “We all took it pretty well and we know that they’re trying to get under our skin because we’ve got a one-nil lead in the series,” Renshaw added. The heated discussion continued right through to drinks where the two teams, separated by only a few metres, kept up the talk while they rehydrated, with the two skippers front and centre. Out in the middle of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium pressure cooker was India first-drop Cheteshwar Pujara, who said the banter between the two sides was all above board. “When we play Australian team there is always some sledging involved, I don’t know what were the exact words,” Pujara said. “There were some moments where we were exchanging a few words but it was all in the spirit of the game and there was nothing personal.