1st T20I: It was a mouth-watering clash as India hosted Australia in the 1st T20I at Vizag. It was a packed stadium and the crowd got their money worth. India may have ended up on the losing side but the way they fought and forced the game into the last over was commendable. The social detectives were at it again, this time they spotted a moment from the 1st T20I when Kohli was passing some advice to Bumrah. Rohit was also present there, but he was more like a spectator as no one communicated with him. The fans saw the humourous side of things and poked fun at Rohit Sharma. Also Read - Virat Kohli is Being Dragged Into Absurd Allegations: Cornerstone CEO on Conflict of Interest Claims
Here is the moment: (Nothing of the sort may have happened, it is a figment of the imagination of fans) Also Read - Sourav Ganguly Explains Why Fast Bowling Culture Has Changed in India
“We want to give Rahul and Rishab more game-time. Rahul played a really good knock and we had a good partnership. Had we gone on, we could have got 150, which would have been a match-winning score on this pitch. But Australia played better cricket overall and deserved to win,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
However, he didn’t forget to praise his bowlers for making a match of a low target like 127.
“Very pleased with the bowling effort. Never thought we would be in this situation but Bumrah can do wonders when the ball is reversing. Even Mayank (Markande) bowled brilliantly (17th over), I thought,” said Kohli.