Virat Kohli has often been reprimanded for his on-field behaviour, getting a little too carried away with his emotions. While his passion for the game is unparalleled and is something that gives him that ‘oomph’ factor, he can go a bit overboard sometimes.
Something similar happened today when Virat Kohli took a brilliant low, forward diving catch, to send Klaasen back to the hut, but before Klaasen could do that, Kohli gave him a send off, putting his fingers to his lip.
While the catch was of high quality, the send-off was something that wasn’t quite needed.
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Kohli takes a good low catch! pic.twitter.com/KGnNaWG3bp
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India have played some brilliant cricket throughout the series and today was no different, with Shardul Thakur leading the charge during the initial stages and the spin twins, once again spinning a web around the South African middle order.
South Africa went in with 4 changes for today’s game, essentially rendering their middle order very inexperienced, a move which made a bold statement, but backfired big time.
Zondo, Behardeen and Klaasen were unable to get things going and ultimately ended up throwing their wicket away.
The South Africa innings has ended for a meagre 204 runs and the strong(and in-form) Indian batting line up should be able to knock off the runs pretty quickly.
A 5-1 series win would go down in a huge way in Indian cricket’s history, as for a long time, the Indian ODI side hadn’t quite set the stage on fire during their overseas tours.