On Sunday, rain and a damp pitch ensured the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the Baraspara Stadium in Guwahati was called off even without a ball being bowled. The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a picture where skipper Virat Kohli was spotted taking a close look at the pitch. Also Read - IPL 2021: Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola Thanks Virat Kohli For RCB Jersey, Says 'Time to Learn Cricket Rules'
Kohli was on his knees and was trying to get a feel of the pitch with his hand. Fans on social media have found the picture funny and it has become a viral meme. Also Read - Virat Kohli Blows Kisses to Anushka Sharma, Dedicates Half-Century to Baby Vamika - Viral Video
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Things also reached a stage where the groundsmen used hair dryers to dry the pitch, a move that has been criticised. They even went to the extent of using a vacuum cleaner and an iron to dry up the damp pitches, but all their efforts went in vain. The second match of the three-match series is scheduled for Tuesday in Indore.
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At Indore, rain is not expected and a full match is on the cards which should come as welcome news for fans.