India have already taken one step closer to the finals of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. They produced an outstanding display of bowling to restrict New Zealand to 211 runs for five in 46.1 overs before rain stopped the play in Manchester. The Men in Blues who progressed to the semifinals as the table-topper had a relaxed training session leading to the semifinal match. Ahead of the game, skipper Virat Kohli was seen imitating teammate Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action.
Kohli copies Bumrah’s bowling action
Kohli shares a great rapport with each of his teammates and often makes fun of each other. The players have great respect for each other and back one another even in the worst of times. The top-ranked ODI batsman Kohli has changed the attitude of the whole team where they have fun during the off-time. Virat Kohli himself is the biggest prankster of the team who often pulls the leg of his colleagues.
Recently, during the net practice ahead of the semifinal clash against New Zealand, Virat Kohli bowled with Jasprit Bumrah action and also imitated his celebrations, which he often does after picking up a wicket. The video soon went viral on social media, and the fans came up with funny replies as Kohli turned into Bumrah just before the vital match.
Watch the video here:
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Speaking about the semifinal game, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were right on the money with the new ball. They bowled three maidens in the first five overs and removed Martin Guptill to put Virat Kohli & Co ahead in the game. Skipper Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls added 50 runs for the second wicket before Ravindra Jadeja bowled a brilliant delivery to remove Nicholls and give India a breakthrough. Williamson departed after scoring another fifty before Ross Taylor took on the charge. Soon after Taylor reached his half-century, showers came pouring in forcing the umpire to stop the play at the Old Trafford.