Virat Kohli predicts Jos Buttler’s dismissal: The Indian captain was seen forecasting the dismissal of the English wicket-keeper batsman.
During the first day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England in Nottingham, India captain Virat Kohli put on display another talent of his by predicting the opposition batsman’s dismissal.
It all revolved around England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler who came in to bat at No. 7 in the 52nd over. Facing India spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, Buttler left a ball outside the off-stumps when Kohli made the prediction to India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant while standing at first slip.
“Out hai [He will get out now],” Kohli was seen murmuring to Pant. While Buttler didn’t get out on the immediate delivery, the right-hand batsman had to walk back to the pavilion in Bumrah’s next over after he edged a delivery to behind the wickets to Pant.
Playing his first first-class match in six months, Buttler failed to get off the mark as he became part of a batting collapse which saw the hosts crumbling from 138/3 to 183/10 after captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat.
As far as Kohli is concerned, it was an eventful day on the field for the Indian skipper. The 32-year old player was in the scheme of things on numerous occasions especially regarding opting for DRS in the first innings.
With bowling figures of 20.4-4-46-4, Bumrah seems to have left behind a brief lean patch to emerge as the pick of the Indian bowlers on the first day of a five-match series. Apart from Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur picked three and two wickets respectively to dent the opposition.
Virat Kohli predicts Jos Buttler’s dismissal at Trent Bridge
Captain or fortune-teller? 😅
Kohli’s 🔮 skills on show on Day 1 😎
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) August 4, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Bumrah, you alien. The arms whirr, the limbs flail and the the ball is spat out on a wicked arc of in-swing doom or out-swing scythe & the batsman has less than half a second to see it, play it &—more often than not—miss it. #ENGvIND
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) August 4, 2021
India have been excellent with the Ball today … Unfortunately for England,Old problems that have been around the Test Team arrived again … many techniques look at all sea against the moving ball … #ENGvIND … & once again we will get around 80 overs of cricket today !!!!!!!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 4, 2021
Playing with 5 bowlers in the playing 11 works so well for this Indian team as far as the bowling is concern.fantastic effort from #bumrah #shami #shardul Ball is moving so seeing the contest between Indian batsmen vs English bowlers,mazaa aaega
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 4, 2021
Bumrah’s rhythm so different from the WTC final. This Bumrah version would have made a massive difference in that game.
Anyway, bodes well for this series atleast. #EngvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 4, 2021
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