Virat Kohli looked in brilliant knick while he was in the middle during his 44 off 45 balls at Hyderabad. Kohli played some awesome shots while he was there, his innings was laced with six fours and a six. There was one flick on the leg side, right out of the textbook which got former great Sunil Gavaskar excited. An elated Gavaskar went on to call the shot, “Class written all over it.” He was animated while saying it he also went on to repeat the word letter by letter.
Here is the full commentary while Kohli flicks an overpitched ball on middle stump to the leg side of Coulter Nile while still on zero.
Kohli stitched a crucial 76-run-stand with Rohit to get India’s chase back on track after the Men in Blue lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the piece. He was leg before wicket of Adam Zampa. The umpire initially felt the there was bat involved hence he did not raise his finger, Zampa was convinced as he opted for a review. The review showed that the ball had hit the pad before the bat and the umpire had to overturn his decision.
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah