CWC 2019: It wasn’t a nick but Virat Kohli walked off against Pakistan!
Indian star batsman Virat Kohli walked off in the classic encounter against Pakistan thinking he was out without waiting for the umpire’s decision but later ultraedge seemed to show no edge.
The incident happened in the 48th over of the match when pacer Mohammad Amir was bowling with his full rhythm. It was the fourth ball of the over in which Kohli tried to pull off the bouncer but he failed and then it went to wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed’s gloves directly. After that, Kohli walked even before the umpire raised his finger.
Later, the reply showed that there was no edge and the ball passed with some distance from the bat. But Kohli was spotted seeing the replays in the dressing room and came up with some weird reactions as he was quite confident that he had nicked it.
Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly clarified on-air that the sound that Virat Kohli heard while going for the pull may have originated from the bat squeaking. Ganguly included that, on occasion, batsman’s handles will in general squeak. MS Dhoni was likewise spotted swinging Virat Kohli’s bat in the dressing room, potentially testing for the squeaking commotion.
However, Indian skipper and right-handed batsman, Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 11,000 ODI runs surpassing his former team mate Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 77 runs off 65 balls. Earlier, Indian openers smashed the Pakistan bowlers all over the park as Rohit picked up his 24th ODI century and KL Rahul scored a half century to help the team to set-up a huge total of 336 runs in 50 overs.
Rohit played a beautiful innings of 140 runs off 113 balls and Rahul scored 57 runs off 78 balls. Mohammad Amir took 3 wickets for Pakistan. At the time of writing this report, Pakistan openers come to the crease to begin the second innings.