scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, May 09, 2021

Watch: Virat Kohli draws applause from Bangladesh bowler after glorious cover drive

Virat Kohli was at his glorious best on Friday, with some of his classy shots even drawing applause from the opposition players. Kohli was unbeaten on 59 at stumps on Day 1.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 23, 2019 9:30:18 pm
Ebadot Hossain applauds Virat Kohli’s cover drive on Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata on Friday (Screengrab)

Virat Kohli was at his glorious best on Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata on Friday, his unbeaten 59 taking him past 5000 Test runs as captain – becoming only the sixth captain ever to do so, and the quickest to the mark.

Kohli got off the mark with a thick outside edge, but he soon brought out his repertoire of classic shots, even drawing applause from the opposition on occasion.

Bangladesh bowler Ebadot Hossain, who got the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara, was seen clapping after a particularly well-timed cover drive from Kohli’s bat pierced the field and flew to the boundary.

The incident happened off the fourth delivery of the 17th over.

Kohli finished the day at 59, with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (23) giving him company. India will be looking to extend their lead of 68 runs when play resumes on Day 2 on Saturday.

On Day 2 on Saturday, it was Ebadot who got Kohli’s wicket after he had made 136, following it up with his usual military salute.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
x