Indian captain Virat Kohli might not be amongst the runs consistently these days; however, he is getting his DRS reviews mostly on point. Virat Kohli’s DRS review against his counterpart Jos Buttler in the ongoing third ODI against England in Pune was quite crucial as it helped the hosts eke out a vital scalp. Nevertheless, more strikingly, it was the 32-year old’s roaring celebration that was eye-catching.
Jos Buttler walked out to bat after Ben Stokes holed out a full-toss off left-arm seamer T Natarajan to the deep mid-wicket region. Jos Buttler played some glorious drives en route to his brief innings of 15; however, an in-ducker from Shardul Thakur hitting him on the back pad caused his dismissal. While umpire Anil Chaudhary initially ruled it not out, Virat Kohli challenged the on-field decision and the review showed that it would have hit leg-stump.
As a result, Virat Kohli let out a massive roar and celebrated ecstatically with his teammates. Earlier, England restricted India to 329 after electing to bowl first. Despite the opening partnership of 103, the home side could not capitalise on that to bat the number one ODI side entirely out of the game. Rishabh Pant top-scored with 78, while Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya made 67 and 64, respectively.
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Virat Kohli’s international century drought continued in the third ODI:
Meanwhile, after two consecutive half-centuries, the Indian captain perished for a single-figure score in the series decider. The 32-year old was left confused as Moeen Ali’s delivery spun sharply from the off-stump line to disturb the leg stump. But Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant ensured that India set England a stiff total to chase down.