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Kohli reveals why he kept wickets against Bangladesh once


Indian captain Virat Kohli once turned into a wicket-keeper in the absence of MS Dhoni in an ODI against Bangladesh.

Kohli became captain of India because of Dhoni
The Indian captain Virat Kohli has been on top with his batting since the last few years and it is needless to say that he is a tremendous fielding too. He has been often seen bowl in the past as well. But there was once instance in his long career where he kept wickets.

In an ODI against Bangladesh in 2015, the dynamic batsman turned into a wicket-keeper after MS Dhoni requested him to. In the 44th over of Bangladesh’s innings, Dhoni went to the washroom and asked Kohli to keep wickets. However, he kept wickets for only one over as Dhoni returned during the 45th over.

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The flashbacks of the memories came into the limelight again during a live chat with his team-mate Mayank Agarwal on his talk show, ‘Open Nets with Mayank’. Kohli revealed the matter during the interview when Mayank was  displaying some pictures to Kohli of his profession and was asking him to talk on those moments.

While talking about being a wicket-keeper, he said: “Kabhi Mahi bhai se puchiyo (Someday ask Mahi bhai ) how did this occur. He told to me ‘yaar do teen over simply hold wickets’ (keep wickets for 2-3 overs). I used to be maintaining wickets and likewise adjusting the sector.”

Meanwhile, Kohli and his men have been away from cricket since the last four months due to the pandemic. They have finally seen a ray of hope to come back to cricket as the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to kick-off on September 19.

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