India vs West Indies 4th ODI: He may not have come good with the bat for a change but he has been electric in the field affecting a magical runout to send Kieron Powell packing for 4 off 12 balls. Samuels played it with soft hands towards cover and looked for a run on the other end Powell set off. Kohli was quick in approaching the ball quick, he picked up the ball in one-motion and flicked it at the non-striker’s end to find Powell short. Powell could not fathom what had happened as he had never expected Kohli to find the stumps but he did.
Here is the video.
Once he hit the stumps he knew he had got his man and hence set off in celebration after the wicket as his teammates joined in. The runout just goes to show how fitness can make a difference in cricket.
The runout set Twitter on fire where some fans believed it had shades of De Villiers.
Meanwhile, chasing a mammoth 378, the touring team is already in deep trouble at 43/3 in nine overs.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah
Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope (wk), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul