Did Virat Kohli Abuse Mohammed Shami On Field After A Fielding Lapse?

Did Virat Kohli Abuse Mohammed Shami On Field After A Fielding Lapse?

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Virat Kohli with Mohammed Shami (C) (Credits: Twitter)

Virat Kohli only knows one way of playing cricket and that is playing with full aggression. No matter what the situation is, Virat Kohli always remains pumped up and animated on the cricket field. More often than not Kohli gets involved in altercations with the opposition players. But over the years, we have also seen Kohli giving an earful to his own teammates.

Well, something similar happened on Tuesday when India took on Bangladesh in a crucial World Cup clash on Tuesday. Virat Kohli was not at all happy with his teammate Mohammed Shami after seeing the latter’s casual attitude on the field. The incident took place in the 27th over of the match when Bangladesh were in a strong position.

On the third ball of the 27th over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Liton Das hit the delivery towards mid-off and took a quick single. Jasprit Bumrah collected the ball and went for a direct hit. But there was no fielder backing up and the Bangladesh players manage to take another run. Mohammed Shami was supposed to do the backing up but he didn’t.

Virat Kohli was not happy with the pacer and asked him to wake up in his own style. The India star used a Hindi cuss word before venting his frustration over Shami.

Here is a small clip of that incident that is doing the round on social media:

Talking about the game, India registered a pretty comfortable win. The Men in Blue, who had suffered a defeat prior to their latest outing, put up a good performance with both bat and ball to get back to winning ways. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave India a solid start by adding 180 runs for the first wicket. At that stage, it looked like India would cross the 350-run mark easily.

However, Bangladesh did well to pull things back and restrict India to 314 for 9. Apart from Rohit Sharma, Rahul also impressed with the bat, scoring 77. Young Rishabh Pant also played a handy knock of 48 while other middle-order batsmen once again failed to get going. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 5 wickets.

In reply, Bangladesh put up a good fight but were all out for 286 with two overs remaining. In-form Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin scored fifties but they were not enough to take Bangladesh over the line.