Watch: Rohit Sharma's eye-catching reaction as Virat Kohli drops easy catch against Afghanistan

Published - 20 Jun 2024, 10:42 PM

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Credits: X)

Virat Kohli is having a forgettable campaign in the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024. Expectations were sky-high from the former India skipper after his brilliant campaign in this year's IPL.

The right-handed batsman enjoyed a stellar IPL season and finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer. While no other batter could even reach 600 runs in the competition, Virat Kohli scored an impressive 741 runs with the help of one century and five half-centuries. He also became the first Indian player to finish an IPL season as the highest run-scorer twice.

However, Virat Kohli has failed to replicate his performance in the ongoing T20 World Cup so far. He started his campaign with a 1-run knock against Ireland before scoring 4 against Pakistan. In the third game, he could not even open his account against the USA. 

After scoring only 5 runs from 3 games in the group games, Virat Kohli finally managed to reach double digits with the bat in the ongoing Super 8s game against Afghanistan. The batting superstar got the start but could not convert it into a big score. He scored run-a-ball 24 before being sent back by Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan.

After the poor outing with the bat, Virat Kohli had another forgettable moment on the field against Afghanistan as he dropped a straightforward catch. In the third over, he dropped Ibrahim Zadran while fielding at backward point. The ball was over Kohli's head but not a very difficult chance especially for someone like him. However, he ended up making a mess of the chance. Rohit Sharma was stunned looking at the dropped catch and had his hands on his head.

Fortunately for India, the drop did not prove costly as Zadran could score only 2 more runs after the drop before being dismissed by Axar Patel for 8.

Watch the drop from Virat Kohli:

Talking about the game, India have posted a competitive total of 181 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav starred with the bat for India, scoring 53 runs from 28 balls. In reply, Afghanistan were on 29 for 3 in the sixth over at the time of writing this report.

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Virat Kohli Ibrahim Zadran ICC T20 World Cup 2024 India National Cricket Team ICC T20 World Cup Rohit Sharma