Watch: Kohli applies saliva on ball, realises instantly
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has nearly used saliva on the ball but stopped himself at the last moment against Delhi Capitals (DC) yesterday in Dubai.
He realized instantly that he had made a mistake. He immediately raised his hands in a gesture of self-surrender with a wide smile on his face. Having fun watching this scene, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar said, ‘A million dollar reaction by Kohli.’
DC opener Prithvi Shaw played a beautiful cover drive in Navdeep Saini’s over. Kohli stopped the ball with great speed in the short cover. Then, as a matter of habit, Kohli was about to use saliva. But he realised his mistake at the last moment and controlled himself from doing it.
After the match, Sachin twitted, “What an incredible shot by @PrithviShaw there! A million dollar reaction by @imVkohli after almost applying saliva on the ball. Sometimes instincts take over!”
A few days ago, after dropping a catch in another match, Rajasthan Royal’s Robin Uthappa used saliva on the ball.
One of the rules that the ICC has temporarily changed in the COVID-19 situation is the ban on saliva. However, cricketers can use sweat to brighten the ball.
Watch the incident here-
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