Virat Kohli gestures New Zealand fans: The Indian captain was furious after his team dismissed the opposition’s opening batsman.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, India captain Virat Kohli oozed his natural aggressive self especially after the Indian bowlers started to pick wickets in the first session.
Kohli, who was witnessed giving an assertive send-off to his New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, couldn’t hide his emotions after New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham was dismissed 44th over.
Latham’s decision to leave a delivery from India pacer Mohammed Shami saw the ball nipping back in to hit the stumps. Latham, who scored his 17th Test half-century by scoring 52 (122), getting out was a relief for the visitors.
Having scored 242 in the first innings, India got their fourth wicket in the form of 27-year old Latham. While there is no confirmation as to why Kohli gestured towards the Kiwi fans, one believes India dismissing the likes of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Latham with not many runs between them formed one of the reasons.
India eventually bundled out the home team for 235 in 73.1 over. While Latham was the highest run-scorer for his team, Shami (23.1-3-81-4) was the pick of the Indian bowlers.
After gaining a 7-run first-innings lead, India were restricted to 90/6 in 36 overs at Stumps. With Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant in the middle, India surely need the duo to share a formidable partnership tomorrow morning to put the hosts under pressure.
Virat Kohli gestures New Zealand fans
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How Twitterati reacted:
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 1, 2020
3 for Bumrah, 4 for Shami helps India get a 7-run first innings lead at Christchurch!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 1, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 1, 2020
Gambhir a better batsman than Pujara,Kohli and Rahane combined in NZ #NZvIND
— Udit (@udit_buch) March 1, 2020
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