Well, over the years, the game of Virat Kohli is all about displaying class with his willow. Those cover drives, Flicks, Glances, Straight Drives and Pull Shots, he displays every kind of a stroke during his stay in the middle with the bat. But, on Sunday, it was a surprise from the number 4 batsman Kohli, who played a scoop shot off a fast bowler. Meanwhile, the non-striker KL Rahul was the one to enjoy the most.
We won’t often see the Indian skipper playing those cheeky strokes, especially, at the start of his innings. However, he did that in the fourth ODI game against Australia in the ongoing 5-match ODI series. He pulled that shot off Jason Behrendorff‘s over. It also left commentators in surprise, as they never felt that was coming from a man, who often sticks to the textbook strokes that got a class written all over it.
Virat Kohli scored 7 runs by playing at the number 4:
The incident happened in the 39th over of the game when Jason Behrendorff conceded only 5 runs off the 5 balls. It certainly pushed Kohli to go for a big show, but, he chose to scoop it, which was done to perfection.
Coming to match, initially, it was India, who won the toss and asked the visitors to roll their arms first. Justifying the decision of the skipper, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar went berserk with their flamboyant knocks for the team.
The duo stitched 193 runs for the first wicket before Rohit Sharma missing out a well-deserved century with 5 runs short. However, Shikhar Dhawan continued his brilliant show, who went on to smash 143 runs in 115 balls. He numbered as many as 18 boundaries and 3 sixes.
Going by their blistering form, it was expected that India would reach anything closer to 400 or even more. But, the same story repeated again, as the middle-order failed to make most of the platform that was set by the openers.
Here is the video:
Virat Kohli plays a classic shothttps://t.co/jUKwfri60r
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