In the fourth One Day International (ODI) which took place on Monday as a part of the ongoing cricket series between India and West Indies, a moment occurred which caught the attention of all the fans and audiences, watching the gripping fixture in the Brabourne Stadium and on television. Also Read - Cricket Australia Confirms Full Series Against India, Announces Summer Schedule For 2020-21 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
India set up a grand total of 377/5 and despite not being able to stretch his consecutive centuries to fourth in a row, Virat Kohli kept the fans at the stadium entertained and at the edge of their seats in an absolute entertainer of a match. Also Read - Wicketkeepers Need to be Given More Consistent Run in Indian Cricket Team: Parthiv Patel
In a moment away from the high-intense match, this incident alleviated the tension in the air – Virat Kohli orchestrated the thunder claps along with hundreds in attendance at the Brabourne stadium – more like what we see in football- although different to the iconic Viking clap. This culture to engage players and fans is growing popular in the game of cricket as well. Also Read - I Would Have Loved to Play Against Virat Kohli, Right Guy to Lead Indian Cricket Forward: Ian Botham
The moment occurred when India was fielding and captain Kohli tried to liven up the fans. The incident was recorded and it went viral, as it took the social media by storm:
Kohli had been in stellar form throughout the ODI, notching three back to back centuries but in the fourth ODI, he was dismissed for 16 as other Indian batsman stepped up to put India in the position of a remarkable victory.
The stand-out performer in the match was the hitman’, Rohit Sharma, who hit a staggering 162 runs to bag his seventh 150 plus score as India staged a remarkable win to outclass the West Indies by 224 runs. The victory put the Virat Kohli led India ahead in the series by two-one, and after their previous upset defeat against the visitors, the win came as a massive boost for the home side.
India takes on West Indies in the fifth and final one day international on Thursday which would be a crucial tie for both the sides, following which the three-game 20 format match will commence from Sunday.