Considering the fielding standard that Virat Kohli sets for himself, he won’t be pleased with his fielding performance in the ongoing Australia tour.
Skipper Kohli dropped D’Arcy Short in the first T20I and let go of an even easier chance in the 2nd T20I in Sydney. In the 2nd T20I Kohli took advantage of the lapse of concentration of Matthew Wade, who thought Kohli had taken the catch, to run him out.
The England fast bowler Stuart Broad reminded the same incident where his effort during the home Test series against Pakistan a few months ago.
“Remind you of anything?” Broad tweeted tagging teammate James Anderson while resharing Kohli’s drop catch and run out video from the India-Australia 2nd T20I.
Broad dragged Anderson’s attention, who was left fuming when he had dropped Pakistan captain Azhar Ali in the 3rd Test when Anderson needed one wicket to complete a five-for in the innings and three to claim 600 Test wickets.
Just like Kohli, Broad had dropped the catch but recovered quickly and run out non-striker Mohammad Abbas.
In Kohli’s case, Wade’s catch was dropped, and then he got run out. However, that was the match’s turning point as Wade was going all guns blazing, scoring 58 off 32 balls.
Wade himself admitted at the end of the match, which India won by six wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Hardik Pandya played a blistering inning of 42* off 22 balls, including two sixes in the last over to seal the series for India.
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