Virat Kohli’s poor form continued after he was dismissed in carbon copy mode in the third ODI against England at Old Trafford. India were chasing 260 in the virtual finale when Kohli walked away with a score of 21/2. Kohli showed good body language with a good stride forward and a solid front foot, but was eventually dismissed trying to get out on a length delivery. It was exactly the carbon copy shot he offered to David Willey at Lord’s, only this time Topley pushed it a bit too full; Nevertheless, the result was the same. Fine edged and caught by the keeper. Here’s the video:
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Kohli was dismissed for 17 runs in 22 balls. In the previous match, he scored 16 off 25 balls and garnered support from across the border when Babar Azam wished him all the best. Kohli was quick to respond.
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“Thank you. Keep shining and keep growing. Wishing you all the best,” he wrote on Twitter.
Virat Kohli’s slump in 2022 started as a warning sign with his poor scores in the IPL, but his failure to score independently in the two T20Is against England, where he scored 12 runs, only under pressure couple.
Earlier, tennis star Novak Djokovic also reacted to Kevin Pietersen’s tweet referring to Kohli.
“Buddy, there have been some great people in your career who have played the game, only wish they could do what you have (so far). Be proud, live long and enjoy life. There’s so much more to it than just a cricket bubble.” Will be back to you, @ViratKohli,” wrote Pietersen on Instagram. The post was ‘liked’ by the Serb.
Earlier, Hardik Pandya scored a career-best 4/24 as a disciplined India bowled out England for 259 with four overs to spare in the series-deciding third and final ODI here on Sunday.
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