Monday, April 12, 2021

Virat Kohli takes a hilarious dig at Ben Stokes during the third test

Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team are currently hosting England in a four-match test series. The third test match is underway and we can see a lot of action already on the first day. One of the major attractions of this test match is the venue hosting the same. The world’s largest stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium is witnessing the crucial battle.

England won the toss and elected to bat first. Kohli and team proved this decision wrong with a splendid bowling performance. The bowlers disciplined approach kept the run rate at par and did not allow the batsmen to score runs easily.

Apart from the bowling, Kohli was not allowing the batsmen to settle easily with his usual aggressive approach. His antics were a treat to watch and his aggression fuelled up the match’s excitement level as well. Kohli was seen blurting out expletives after each fall of wicket which was not taken nicely by the opposition as well.

Zack Crawley was the only batsman who proved his mettle with his bat. He stood tall on one end, scoring a brilliant half-century while the rest of the team was collapsing like a pack of cards. He scored a total of 53 runs off 84 deliveries which included 10 boundaries.

zak crawley scores half century in third test vs india

Virat Kohli at his hilarious best with Ben Stokes

With things going on at one end, an unusual incident caught the cameras and the stump mic during the 24th over of England innings. R Ashwin was bowling the over while Zak Crawley and Ben Stokes were at the crease. Just as Ashwin was preparing himself to bowl the final delivery, Stokes moved away from the crease.

He sensed some disturbance behind the bowler and pulled out immediately. He signaled at a moving drone in the air and indicated that as the element responsible for the same. Kohli was not at all pleased with this act and went straight to Stokes to have a word. He then hilariously commented ” Come on yaar, Ben. That’s too high.”

Watch the video of the incident here:

Virat’s aggression at peak on Root’s dismissal

But that is not all. Kohli also did not hesitate to give a fiery send-off to Joe Root after he was dismissed off by Ashwin. The onfield umpire agreed to an LBW appeal for Root. Kohli was pumped up and jumped in delight. Root knew he had misjudged the delivery and shook his head in disappointment.

However, the drama furthered as he decided to challenge the decision. The TV replay clearly showed the ball hitting the stumps and indicated “umpires call”. Root was adjudged out and Kohli was seen going near him to drop the F-bomb.

Virat Kohli and co. bundle out England for 112

The Indian bowlers were at their best as they shattered the batting lineup of England. Axar Patel was the pick of bowlers as he bagged 06 crucial wickets to push England to backfoot. Ashwin was the second successful bowler with 3 wickets to his credit.

With the track favoring the spinners, these two spinners collected 09 wickets in total to bundle out the England team for just 112 runs in 49 overs. Ishant got the last wicket to sum things up. Zak Crawley was the only batsman to score a half-century while the others were seen struggling to score double digits as well.

In response, the Indian team had a slow yet steady start. Shubman Gill and Pujara were sent to the pavilion in quick succession. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant half-century and is still unbeaten at 57 runs.

Skipper, Kohli was also dismissed by Jack Leach on 27 runs. India are currently batting at 99 runs for the loss of 03 wickets at the end of 33 overs. With 13 wickets already exhausted on the first day, we should be expecting an assured result out of this test match as well.


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