Virat Kohli credits MS Dhoni: The Indian captain was witnessed gesturing towards the former captain after the dismissal of Aaron Finch.
During the second T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Bengaluru, the camaraderie between India captain Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was highlighted to a large extent.
While batting together in the first innings, the duo stitched a 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket to propel India to 190-4 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Rescuing India from a spot of bother, the duo ended up posting a highly competitive total.
Another act of them understanding each other’s game and the team’s requirement came in the second innings during the dismissal of Australia captain Aaron Finch.
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Don’t Tell Msd, How to Play T-20….What an innings by The King Kohli…. The Two Main Pillars of Indian Cricket…. Msd & Virat Kohli…. The Best Pair than Jai & Viru…..@msdhoni….. @imVkohli.. 🙌🙌🙌❤️❤️#INDvAUS…. pic.twitter.com/9vCGo530xP
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Kohli credits Dhoni
It all happened on the last delivery of the fourth over when Finch mis-timed a pull to Shikhar Dhawan at cover. Just as the Australia captain departed for 8, the Indian started to celebrate.
Amid celebrating the dismissal, Kohli was seen gesturing continuously towards Dhoni. It is believed that it was Dhoni’s suggestion to Kohli regarding bowling the fourth over from all-rounder Shankar.
Having opened the bowling with him, Kohli didn’t give him his second over from the same end. However, it was a change of ends which worked for Shankar and India as Finch was dismissed cheaply.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 27, 2019
When someone plays the knock of Maxwell’s class today, you just doff your hat. And applaud. He was simply unstoppable. Has put the ego aside in this series. Mature Maxwell. #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 27, 2019
Despite making early inroads into the Australian batting line-up, the hosts ended up losing the match by seven wickets as they failed to put a culmination to Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s innings.
In which was his third T20I century, the 30-year old right-hand batsman ended up scoring 113* (55) with the help of seven fours and nine sixes.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) February 27, 2019