Virat Kohli's Run-Out Following Mix-Up With Ajinkya Rahane In The Pink-Ball Test Against Australia Leaves Fans Crestfallen
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Virat Kohli’s Run-Out Following Mix-Up With Ajinkya Rahane In The Pink-Ball Test Against Australia Leaves Fans Crestfallen

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Virat Kohli after getting run-out [Photo-Twitter]

Indian captain Virat Kohli’s last chance of reaching three figures for the first time in 2020 got squandered after a run-out in the first innings of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. Virat Kohli, who appeared at the crease in the 19th over after the fall of Mayank Agarwal, was well set at the time of his dismissal. Fans in Twitter have been left distraught as the 32-year old departed for 74.

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The incident occurred in the 77th over, bowled by Nathan Lyon. The off-spinner, who claimed Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket, bowled some loose deliveries, that helped Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane settle. The captain and vice-captain looked set in the middle and threatened to lift the visitors towards a massive total. However, the fourth wicket for Australia came not only at the correct time but out of nothing.

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Virat Kohli [Photo-Twitter]
Ajinkya Rahane, who was on strike that time, drove to mid-off and called for a run. Virat Kohli responded and walked halfway down the pitch; however, by that time, Rahane asked him to return. Nevertheless, the Indian captain had come too far down the crease and Josh Hazlewood picked up and threw at Lyon, who collected the ball cleanly and dislodged the stumps. Their partnership of 88 came to an end, but the captain missed out on a well-deserved hundred after facing 180 balls.

Despite that, Kohli’s 74 was the top-scorer for India on day one, in which Australia finished marginally ahead. Their disciplined bowling performance throughout the day reaped them the rewards even later in the day as they reduced the tourists to 233-6 in 89 overs. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers, snapping two wickets while Hazlewood, Lyon, and Pat Cummins also took one each to put Australia slightly on the front foot.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli’s untimely dismissal:

https://twitter.com/03_hritz/status/1339524568537473024