India competed with Australia in their second warm-up match of the T20 World Cup and there is something that grabs the attention of the netizens a lot. What grabbed the attention was Virat Kohli taking the charge of the ball. Well, Rohit Sharma has captained the side in this practice match and then he opened up about Hardik Pandya’s recovery at the toss. After Hardik Pandya made his comeback from a back injury, he has not bowled in many overs.
As a result of this, the management of the Indian team had to think a lot about this and also opt for an extra bowling option. With the all-rounder still not available with his quota of overs, Virat Kohli timed into bowl a few overs in the match. As the mystery spinner, Varun Chakravarthy was quite expensive with the ball, that’s when Virat Kohli came into bowl 2 overs and conceded 12 runs.
Well as all cricket fans know that Virat Kohli has often led the side to victory because of his batting powers and he hardly takes up the duty with the ball. Earlier the former India skipper MS Dhoni chose him as a part-time seamer for a few occasions in search of a much-needed breakthrough. As the star batter was seen bowling in the practice match, the cricket fans on Twitter and other social media reacted to this in numbers.
All the cricket fans were not able to control the excitement of this rare site and took to Twitter to react to this visual with fun and sarcasm. The photos of him bowling were trending on Twitter. Many fans also remember the time when Steve Smith bowled to Virat Kohli by juxtaposing that image yesterday with Virat bowling to Smith and wrote in the caption, “October 20, 2010 – Steve Smith Bowling to Virat Kohli October 20, 2021 – Virat Kohli bowling to Steve Smith.”
A Twitter user called Virat the greatest right-arm quick bowler in a sarcastic way. “This over made me realize that Kohli is the greatest right-arm quick bowler,” the tweet read.
Well, the T20 World Cup’s official Twitter handle also expressed sudden surprise along with a tweet that read, “It’s Kohli VS Smith, Just not how you imagined it to be…”
On the other side, a fan cherished the moment and wrote, “Virat Kohli bowling under Rohit Sharma captaincy. Wow. How Delightful this is.”
Rohit Sharma captained team India in the second game and said that with Pandya not having much bowling practice before the tournament, Virat, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Rohit himself will bowl a few overs so that they can fill up the space of the sixth bowler.
A user had a funny reaction to this too and used the ‘Toh seekhna padega’ visual from Hera Pheri (2000), and wrote, “ Kohli to Surya Kumar Yadav: Can you bowl a few overs for us? SKY: No, I can’t bowl.”
A user praised Virat for being a perfect team man by posting a collage of 4 images where Kohli can be seen batting, bowling, fielding, and wicketkeeping.
Well, surely the microblogging site Twitter was filled with images of Virat Kohli bowling. The cricket fans are now busy posting memes and hilarious tweets regarding this.
Well, about the match, India beat Australia along with Rohit Sharma scoring a half-century and Ravichandran Ashwin taking two wickets. India will play their opening encounter against Pakistan on Sunday, at the Dubai International Stadium on October 24th. This exciting India vs Pakistan clash will begin at 7:30 pm.