Indian skipper Virat Kohli surely knows how to keep his spirits up irrespective of the situation.
What’s the story?
Virat Kohli was in jovial mood and was seen dancing during Australia’s first innings even as rain hampered play throughout the morning session.
Kohli might not have enjoyed a good outing with the bat in the first innings, but he enjoyed his heart out while taking the field on Day 3 when the hosts were struggling to get runs on board.
Kohli was enjoying India’s good start to the series as he was spotted showing off his dancing skills during the day’s play. Earlier on Day 2, the Indian skipper was pumped up after certain dismissals of Aussie batters. However, his dance moves on the following day stole the show on the rain-affected Day 3 of the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval.
The ‘desi’ tunes were ringing inside Kohli’s head in full flow as he expressed his delight by dancing a beat following India’s fantastic bowling display, that helped India take a 15-run lead in the first innings. The cameras caught the 30-year-old ‘rock n roll’ rhythmically as the Delhi-born Kohli got into the groove.
Here’s the video of the same:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018
In the first innings, Cheteshwar Pujara played a stunning knock of 123 runs after the Indian top order faltered once again in overseas soil. Openers KL Rahul (2) and Murali Vijay (11) were sent packing early in the innings. Whereas, Kohli was dismissed for three after Usman Khawaja caught a blinder at Gully.
Rohit Sharma did show some grit but was dismissed for 37 following a mistimed slog sweep. Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin scored 25 each to support Pujara well and take the Indian tally to a respectful one in the first innings.
After setting a score of 250 in the first innings, Indian bowlers got off to a flyer as Ishant Sharma dismissed opener Aaron Finch for a duck, and what followed was Ashwin’s magical day as he picked up three crucial wickets to send back Marcus Harris (26), Usman Khawaja (28) and Shaun Marsh (2).
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