India trounced Australia in a rain-truncated match in Nagpur, tying the series and setting up a finale on Sunday. Rohit Sharma’s heroics and Dinesh Karthik’s calm finishing took India over the line in the second T20I. This set a perfect stage for the series finale in Hyderabad on Sunday.
We were never short of Drama in an 8 over a side match as there was relentless thrill throughout the game. India fielded first after having won the toss and the mighty Aussies came all guns blazing as they should. They put on 90 in their quota of 8 overs. Indians resorted to taking the attack to the bowlers from minute one and in the process lost some wickets.
Former captain Virat Kohli advanced down the track to Zampa and ended up losing his stumps. As he was sent back for an early shower the passionate Nagpur crowd started chanting ‘RCB, RCB.’
Virat Kohli silences the crowd chanting “RCB… RCB…”
Cameras focused on Virat Kohli, who unapologetically pointed to his insignia on the jersey and urged spectators to cheer for India. It is his patriotism and love for his country that set him apart from the crowd, acting as our voice when times get tough. He is always willing to battle for India, and he once again demonstrated why he is still a leader and motivator in the dressing room and in general.
Video of Virat Kohli asking the fans to chant for India:
Virat Kohli is a passionate lad. And everyone knows that. It doesn’t matter which team he plays for, he is bound to give his 100% to help that team win. However, there is a difference between playing for a franchise and your country.
And Virat Kohli highlighted the same difference on Friiday. For a man who wears his heart on his sleeves, Virat Kohli was not afraid of showing the crowd what really matters.
Unsurprisingly, it is Indian Team’s jersey, and duty toward his country that comes first for Kohli. That is what he exactly tried to convey by pointing at the logo of BCCI on his tshirt.
Coming to Kohli’s performance during the match, he played a sensible inning of 11 runs in 6 balls. It included two glorious fours from his bat. His intentions were of scoring quickly in the rain affected game. Hence even when he got out, the fans and pundits will not be upset with him.
Kohli looked to be in good nick and will be expected to carry the same form in the upcoming World Cup as well.