Virat Kohli’s reaction said it all. In the second Test match between India and England, Virat Kohli departed for a duck on a magical delivery from Moeen Ali. The Indian skipper was in disbelief that the umpire has to check whether the ball directly hit the stumps or not. However, in the umpire review, it was clearly shown that the ball hit the top of the middle stump.
Unsurprisingly, there was pin-drop silence at the MA Chidambaram stadium when Ali bowled Kohli for a five-ball duck. On the second ball of the 22nd over, Moeen Ali struck the prized wicket of the Indian captain with a classic off-break delivery.
Ali tempted Kohli for a cover drive with a tossed-up delivery outside off, and the Indian captain bounded to playing the shot. However, the ball took a sharp turn and travelled through the gap between bat and pad, hitting the leg-stump.
Here is a clip of Virat Kohli’s dismissal
The fans were soon to share the screenshot and it went viral!
Earlier, Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first against England at a turning track of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The hosts brought three major changes to their playing XI as Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar made places for Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav.
However, the decision didn’t go in India’s favour as in-form opener Shubman Gill departed for a duck. Gill decided to leave Olly Stone’s in-swinging delivery but it hit his pads.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma returned to form and played counter-attacking innings on a spicy pitch. The swashbuckling opener hit a majestic hundred off 130 balls. At the time of writing, India’s score is 150/3.