Virat Kohli corrects Shreyas Iyer: The Indian captain saw the funny side of his middle-order batsman’s celebration.
During the second ODI of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India batsman Shreyas Iyer wrongly celebrated his sixth ODI half-century.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 48th over when Iyer cut a short delivery from West Indies all-rounder Keemo Paul to sweeper cover. Having run the single, Iyer started celebrating his half-century. The celebration came at the wrong time as the 25-year old player had reached 49* after the single.
It was at this point in time that India captain Virat Kohli saw the funny side of the situation and signaled it to Iyer that he still has to score a run to reach the 50-run mark. Other than Kohli, pacer Deepak Chahar also saw the funny side of the situation as he was standing behind his skipper.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 38th over, Iyer ended up scoring 53 (32) with the help of three fours and four sixes. During the course of the knock, Iyer scored 31 runs off one over by West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase.
In what has been an exceptional match for Iyer, he also dismissed West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer on the back of an outstanding run-out from the boundary.
It was West Indies captain Kieron Pollard who won the toss and invited the hosts in to bat. On the back of individual centuries from their opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma (159) and Lokesh Rahul (102), India scored a brilliant 387/5 in 50 overs.
Virat Kohli corrects Shreyas Iyer
How Twitterati reacted:
I caught a glimpse of Kohli’s reaction after Shreyas Iyer’s half-century tonight. It was as if his son had graduated at the top of his class. Which player wouldn’t love this reaction from his captain?
— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) December 18, 2019
Fifty for Shreyas Iyer!
— ICC (@ICC) December 15, 2019
— Yash Saboo (@YashSaboo7) December 18, 2019
Shreyas Iyer reached his 6th ODI fifty in just his 9th innings – the FASTEST of all Indians.
Prev fastest: Navjot Sidhu in 11 innings#INDvWI
— Kausthub (@kaustats) December 18, 2019
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