India vs Australia 2019: India cricketer Virat Kohli and Co observed two-minute silence ahead of the 1st T20I at Vizag. This gesture was in the memory of the 40 CRPF jawans who were martyred by terrorists in what is one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian forces. The players are also wearing black armbands. Not just the Indian players, the visitors too observed the silence as fans got teary-eyed.
Here is the video of it:
“Our stand is simple. We stick by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do and that is basically our opinion,” skipper Kohli said on the eve of India’s opening T20 International against Australia.
Kohli will aim to register his name in the books of records once again. When India take to the field against the Aussies on Sunday in Visakhapatnam, Kohli will be on the verge of attaining what can be described as imminent and impressive records.
The talismanic batsman has so far registered five half-centuries against Australian cricket team – joint-most alongside Kusal Perera in the T20I format against any opposition. Which implies that one more half century would make him the batsman to have the most fifties against a single team in the twenty-over format.
Kohli has had quite a commendable record against the Aussies – He has knocked 488 runs in 13 T20I innings at an average of 61 and it includes five half-centuries. He runs against Australia is the most by a batsman against any opposition with New Zealand’s Martin Guptill sitting on the second place. in what will be an imminent record, Kohli will become the first-ever batsman to score 500 runs in T20I against a single opposition.
Meanwhile, Mayank Markande is making his debut as he becomes the 79th Indian player to get an international T20I cap. Australia has won the toss and opted to bowl first. At the time of filing the copy, India had lost Rohit Sharma for five off eight balls.
Australia (Playing XI) – Aaron Finch (C), D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (wk), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
India (Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Markande, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah