India's batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the third one-day international against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne on January 17, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

James Faulkner attempted to get under Virat Kohli's skin at the MCG yesterday, but the star Indian batsman returned fire with an epic burn.

Faulkner tried to sledge Kohli after the 35th over, after he conceded just one run off his over.

However, Kohli was having none of it.

“Kohli: "You’re wasting your energy"

“Faulkner: "smile"

Kohli: "There’s no point"

Faulkner: "Having fun aren’t we?"

Kohli: "I’ve smashed you enough in my life. No point, just go and bowl"

Kohli went on to score 117 from as many balls, as India scored 6-295, but it was not enough to stop Australia chasing down the total with three wickets in hand.