During the match between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai, the enthusiastic crowd playfully urged Virat Kohli to take up bowling, prompting a lighthearted response from the Team India star.
During the 2023 World Cup match at Wankhede Stadium between India and Sri Lanka on November 2nd, a remarkable incident unfolded in the second innings. With India in a commanding position as they reduced Sri Lanka to a mere 23/7, the crowd engaged in playful banter with Virat Kohli, urging him to take up bowling with enthusiastic chants of “Kohli ko bowling do!” (give Kohli a chance to bowl).
Virat Kohli, initially responding in a humorous manner, later decided to humor the fans’ request. While fielding in the slips during the 13th over, he began his warm-up routine and even demonstrated his bowling run-up, creating an entertaining moment for all in attendance.
The Wankhede crowds chanting "Kohli Ko bowling Do" and Virat Kohli's reactions.— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) November 2, 2023
King Kohli – The True Entertainer of the game, The crowd favourite!🐐 pic.twitter.com/5sPrhmZhkG
Virat Kohli's reaction when Wankhede crowd chanted 'Kohli ko bowling do'. 😂❤️pic.twitter.com/ggvdm8jEY5— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 2, 2023
On the match front, India’s pace trio had an easy outing, dismissing Sri Lanka for a mere 55 while chasing a target of 358. This performance was reminiscent of the Asia Cup 2023 final, but this time, Mohammed Shami emerged as the leading wicket-taker among the three fast bowlers.
Virat Kohli achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first batsman to score 1,000 or more runs in eight different calendar years, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of achieving this seven times. However, in the same context, Kohli narrowly missed equaling Tendulkar’s record for the number of ODI centuries. He was removed by Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka in the 32nd over for 88 runs. Kohli also became India’s top run-scorer in the 2023 World Cup, accumulating 442 runs in seven innings at an average of 88.40, including one century and four fifties.
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Last Updated on November 3, 2023
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