Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Last Update on: September 8th, 2020 at 07:18 pm

The second ODI game in Visakhapatnam had witnessed quite a few sensational moments on the field to entertain the fans. Be it Rohit Sharma’s classy 159 or KL Rahul’s 102 or Kuldeep Yadav’s hat-trick, the second ODI in Visakhapatnam has delighted the fans in many ways. During those magical performances, Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard combined to create an unwanted record.

The Vizag crowd enjoyed some breathtaking batting by Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul whereas Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer entertained them with some outrageous hitting late in the innings, which helped India post a mammoth total of 387/5 in 50 overs. However, shockingly, Virat Kohli registered a golden duck in the game.

Virat Kohli registered golden duck after six years:

He tried to pull the slower delivery of Kieron Pollard towards mid-wicket, but all he managed was a simple catch to Roston Chase at Short mid-wicket. It was Kohli’s 25th duck in international cricket which includes 10 in Test cricket, 13 in ODIs and two in T20Is. Now, the Indian skipper has 11 international ducks since January 1, 2017, which is the most by an international captain.

Virat Kohli, Kieron Pollard, India vs West Indies 2019
Kieron Pollard and Virat Kohli. BCCI Twitter

It was only the 3rd time Virat Kohli has gotten out for a golden duck in ODIs. Six years after getting out for a 1st-ball duck in Dharamsala against England, Virat Kohli walked back on the 1st ball of his innings during the second ODI in Visakhapatnam. Kohli bagged a golden duck for the 1st time in his ODI career during an ODI against West Indies in 2011.

Later, Kieron Pollard walked into the middle, with the team in the desperate need of his big-hitting skills. However, unfortunately, he couldn’t deliver the goods, as he edged his first delivery to Rishabh Pant to register a golden duck to his name.

Watch – Virat Kohli gives a send-off to Kieron Pollard

It was the 1st instance of both captains from the opposing sides getting out for golden ducks in the same one-day international match. Overall, it was12th instance of both the team skippers getting dismissed for a duck in the ODI format of the game.

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