Video Of Captain Kohli Playing Mind Games In The Middle !! WATCH
- Virat Kohli
India got all out for 170 runs in their second innings which left New Zealand to chase just 139 runs in the 53 overs that is left for the day. With hopes of India winning the historic World Test Championship getting slowly shattered, Indian captain Virat Kohli caught playing some mind games in the middle. He verbally communicated with the openers of the Black caps to distract them from scoring runs and to get them out.
Tea in Southampton ☕️— ICC (@ICC) June 23, 2021
A steady start from the @BLACKCAPS in their pursuit of the target. #WTC21 Final | #INDvNZ | https://t.co/ijtgttb0lU pic.twitter.com/yi3kCHTJ0f
In the ongoing final day of the World Test Championship finals, Indian top order batsmen returned to pavilion in regular interval. Captain Kohli got out in a terrific delivery of Kyle Jamieson followed by Chateshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Till lunch, India scored 130 runs losing 5 wickets with a lead of 98 runs. Scoring just 40 more runs, the team got all out with the collapse of the lower order.
Meanwhile, to distract the batsmen of New Zealand openers, Kohli during over end called Ravichandran Ashwin and said “Ash . . One Wicket, Two Down For Tea . . We will have some fun then”. This gesture from the captain grabbed the attention of the viewers with many lauding the cricketer’s guts and few criticizing him for failing to bat well in the second innings of the match.
Hear the audio below :
@imVkohli on firee!! Listen to the voicee ! Be prepared to watch out 2 wickets before the tea!! #ICCWorldTestChampionship #WTC2021 #WTCFinal21 @ICCMediaComms @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/VP0nPmKzV2— viraj (@MahadikViraj) June 23, 2021
“Indha kusumbu ku laam onnum korachal illa” said a fan on seeing Virat Kohli saying it whereas another fan said “Kohli to boys-two down to tea. Me-Please make it three”
Check out some of the reactions below :
Ash one mistake, two down for tea and the real fun starts- Virat Kohli— Suvedhak Karthick (@RSK_Tweets) June 23, 2021
Indha kusumbu ku laam onnum korachal illa😂🙈
Kohli to boys-two down to tea— Malatae❤ (@MalaSin29107748) June 23, 2021
Me-Please make it three😭😭#worldtestchampionshipfinal
Before tea take 2 wkts ishi— Vishnu (@vishnuchithan_M) June 23, 2021
Lets have lot of fun – @imVkohli what a man 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/A63IrePrMS
Virat Kohli to Ashwin – ” Ash, no mistake, 2 down before tea”— TALKING CRICKET (@cric_talking) June 23, 2021
Mind game. #NZvIND
Kohli: Ash, 2 wickets before tea…— Suhila Khursheed (@Shaelibhat7) June 23, 2021
It sounded so gully cricket-ish..12 YO..
Kohli: Ash!.. 2 down before Tea 😎— TOP STAR #1 FAN (@shane_oppa) June 23, 2021
* bgm podu bgm podu*#WTC2021Final
New Zealand scored 19 runs after playing for 8 overs in the second innings and need 120 runs in the remaining 45 overs. Devon Conway has scored 9 runs from 19 deliveries by smashing two boundaries whereas Tom Latham has scored 5 runs after facing 29 balls.