A viral video captured Virat Kohli’s self-cursing reaction after his 85-run dismissal in India’s victory over Australia, where his partnership with KL Rahul helped secure the win despite a rocky start at 2-3.
In India’s opening match of the 2023 World Cup against Australia, Virat Kohli delivered a stellar performance, amassing 85 runs. However, despite his outstanding knock, Kohli couldn’t conceal his disappointment at not seeing the job through to the end. His dismissal, just 15 runs short of a century, came at a crucial point with Team India needing only 33 runs for victory, courtesy of Josh Hazlewood.
The situation had seemed dire for India early on, as they were reduced to 2/3, with openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, along with Shreyas Iyer, departing for ducks. Yet, Kohli’s skill as the ‘chase master’ shined brightly as he navigated a remarkable 165-run partnership with KL Rahul for the fourth wicket.
Amidst a standing ovation from both the MA Chidambaram Stadium crowd in Chennai and his teammates, Virat Kohli’s demeanor remained shaded with personal disappointment. A viral social media video captured his candid self-cursing reaction after his dismissal, shedding light on his evident frustration.
Virat Kohli’s impressive performance in the opening match of the ODI World Cup continued his tradition of shining in tournament openers. Notably, he had secured centuries in India’s first games of the 2011 and 2015 World Cups against Bangladesh and Pakistan, respectively. However, his quest for a World Cup century remained unfulfilled as he failed to reach the milestone in the 2019 edition, despite a remarkable five consecutive half-centuries.
KL Rahul earned the Man of the Match award for his outstanding 97, reinforcing his reputation as India’s go-to player in challenging situations.
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Last Updated on October 9, 2023
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