Munro talks about his brilliant run-out by Virat Kohli
During the fourth T20I of India’s tour of New Zealand in Wellington cricket stadium, India captain displayed a magical moment of brilliance on the field as he ran New Zealand opening batsman Colin Munro out. The incident took place during the fourth ball of the 12th over when left-handed batsman Colin Munro hit the ball towards sweeper cover region off Shivam Dube’s bowling.
Nonetheless, it could have easily been two more runs under normal scenes, however, it wasn’t meant to be. Shardul Thakur, who was fielding at the boundary picked the ball and threw it towards the non-striker’s end. With Indian skipper Virat Kohli standing at the cover, the latter got the ball midway and then hit the stumps at the best scene.
The costly wicket of Colin Munro was probably one of the turning points in the game. The elegant southpaw was in the red-hot form and was batting at 64 off 47 before a magical run out by Virat Kohli sent Munro back to the hut. After his team’s another defeat in the series, Munro confessed that he could have run faster.
“We’re all sitting in the sheds now and talking about it and hurting that we have let two games like that slip. And, I put my hand up too. We talk about running quickly between the wickets, and then I was dawdling with that second one, and Kohli picks up and does some magical work, and that’s it.
“I just saw Shardul throw towards the wicketkeeper’s end or the bowler’s end, whichever one it was, and I saw it going over, and I thought oh well it’s going to the non-danger end for me, and when I saw Kohli catch the ball and spin around, then I thought crap I’m in a bit of trouble here. And then he hit like he usually does,” he added in a statement.