Kesrick Williams’ Notebook celebration: The West Indian fast bowler had celebrated in an unusual manner after dismissing the Indian captain.
India captain Virat Kohli scored his 23rd T20I half-century in a match-winning effort during the first T20I of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Hyderabad last night.
From literally struggling to time the ball for a good 20-22 balls, Kohli took on the attack to West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder in the 12th over to turn the tables.
Having hit six fours and sixes each, Kohli entertained the spectators with shot to all parts of the ground. Having said that, it was a particular flick off West Indies pacer Kesrick Williams followed by the “Notebook celebration” which became the pinnacle of his innings.
Williams, who allured eyeballs on the back of his unusual celebration in the Caribbean Premier League in the past, was at the receiving end of the same after being involved in several face-offs with Kohli yesterday.
However, it was Kohli who himself revealed during the post-match presentation ceremony that Williams had celebrated in the same manner after dismissing him during the one-off T20I of India’s tour of West Indies in Jamaica in 2017. Opening the batting with Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli had mis-timed a Williams delivery to Sunil Narine at mid-on.
“It’s not the CPL [Caribbean Premier League]. It happened to me in Jamaica [in 2017] when he got me out. So I thought I’ll tick a few in the notebook as well, but all good. There were a few words, but smiles at the end.
“That’s what you want to see. Good competitive cricket but in the end shake hands and give a hi-fi. That’s what cricket is all about. Play it hard but have respect for opponents,” Kohli was quoted as saying.
Kesrick Williams’ Notebook celebration
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