Virat Kohli run out: The Indian captain became victim of an unimaginable call by his deputy at the Adelaide Oval.
During the first day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Adelaide, India captain Virat Kohli became victim of a disastrous call by vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane which forced the former to walk back to the pavilion.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 77th over when Rahane drove Australia spinner Nathan Lyon down the ground and followed it with an immediate call for a single.
Having run a couple of steps to complete the run and received an encouraging response from non-striker Kohli, Rahane sent back his partner after watching Josh Hazlewood rush to the ball from mid-off.
Hazlewood, who picked the ball and threw it back to Lyon in a jiffy, left no option for Kohli than to walk back to the pavilion. Although Kohli didn’t put on display many emotions whilst taking the long walk back, the Indian skipper would be devastated with the manner in which he got out despite him maintaining his stellar record at the Adelaide Oval.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 19th over, Kohli registered his 23rd Test half-century scoring 74 (180) with the help of eight fours.
Probably which was the last thing which the visitors wanted after Kohli’s departure, Rahane (42) was found wanting in front of the stumps in the first over against the second new ball by Mitchell Starc.
Virat Kohli run out
Nightmare scenario for India, pure joy for Australia!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 17, 2020
These things happen in cricket but in that flash of a second, your instinct decides whether to go through with a tight run that you yourself called & risk being runout or run your partner out who is in far greater control of things. Rahane’s instinct has failed him. #AUSvIND
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) December 17, 2020
That Virat Kohli knock almost as worthy of accolades as Perth 2018. Cruelly cut short and India in some trouble now.
Horrendous calling. #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 17, 2020
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) December 17, 2020
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