Kohli catch today: The Indian captain contributed significantly on the field to break a potentially dangerous partnership.
During the third ODI of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Pune, India captain Virat Kohli led from the front on the field to grab a stunning catch to dismiss England spinner Adil Rashid.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 40th over when Rashid aimed at playing a Shardul Thakur delivery on the off-side without much footwork. In what was a half-hearted shot, it resulted in Rashid’s departure after scoring 19 (22) with the help of two fours.
Kohli, who was fielding at cover, was swiftly moving towards the batsman to stop a single when suddenly he had to move towards his left to complete an acrobatic catch. Kohli, who has dropped quite a few catches at the highest level in the recent times, appeared to have surprised himself with his laudable effort.
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Chasing a 330-run target, England had started to put the hosts under pressure on the back of a 57-run partnership for the eighth wicket between all-rounder Sam Curran and Rashid. It is pretty much amazing how Thakur once again became the partnership-breaker for India.
Earlier, English bowlers bundled out India for 329 in 48.2 overs after their captain Jos Buttler won the toss and chose to field. Despite losing wickets in clusters, India scored a competitive total on the back of quickfire individual half-centuries from Rishabh Pant (78), Shikhar Dhawan (67) and Hardik Pandya (64).
Virat Kohli catch today
— Deep point (@cristorian_45) March 28, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 28, 2021
That’s a blinder and a half 🤯
Kohli takes a breathtaking catch to get rid of Rashid. The bowler? Shardul yet again! 👀
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 28, 2021
What was that?! 😱
Just when 🏴 were creeping into the game, the Skipper comes up with a moment of inspiration 😎
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 28, 2021
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) March 28, 2021
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