“F**ing idiot”- Virat Kohli throwing his wicket away at a crucial moment in WTC Final leaves fans fuming
The No.4 batter was dismissed on 49 by Scott Boland.
Steve Smith took a sensation catch to dismiss Virat Kohli (Image via Twitter)
India’s batting stalwart Virat Kohli was expected to do the heavy lifting for India as they looked to chase a mammoth 444 in the fourth innings of the WTC Final against Australia. The batter did rise to the challenge and scored a good 60-ball 44 after India lost three early wickets on Day 4. But Kohli threw his wicket within the first hour of Day 5’s play.
The No.4 batter was dismissed on 49 by Scott Boland. Prior to the dismissal delivery, Kohli survived by the barest margin as the ball whizzed past his outside edge. Australia also reviewed but only to see a flat line on the Ultra Edge. While Australia lost a review here, Kohli lost his concentration and found him going for a hard drive on a ball way outside the off stump.
As Boland bowled a fuller delivery wide of the off stump, Kohli sensed a scoring opportunity and played a cover drive. However, rather than keeping his body weight behind the shot, the batter threw his hands and managed only a thick outside edge. The ball flew to wide of the second slip where Steve Smith quickly jumped and pulled off a stunning catch.
Fans left fuming at Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Rohit Sharma!
With all their hopes pinned on Virat Kohli, this dismissal came as a massive blow to the Indian fans. They were left fuming in anger after seeing such a rash shot from Kohli. In fact, all three of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Cheteshwar Pujara got out playing rash shots. While Sharma was trapped LBW while trying to glide Nathan Lyon, Pujara was caught behind trying to play a ramp shot.
These mistakes by the Indian ‘superstars’ did not go unnoticed by the fans and hence Twitter was filled with tweets criticising them.
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Scott Boland continued to trouble India. After dismissing Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli, the pacer also got Ravindra Jadeja. Boland got the southpaw caught behind.
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