Virat Kohli made an unexpected return to bowling in ODI cricket, after a six-year hiatus, as he stepped in for the injured Hardik Pandya during the IND vs. BAN World Cup match.

In the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma, is facing Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on October 19. During the match, a twist occurred when in the 9th over, Litton Das played a shot straight down the ground off Hardik Pandya’s delivery. In an attempt to stop the ball with his foot in his follow-through, Hardik fell on his left knee, appearing to have injured himself. The medical team rushed onto the field to mend Pandya, who initially attempted to continue but couldn’t carry on.

In a surprising turn of events, Rohit Sharma decided to introduce a rather unconventional bowler – Virat Kohli. This marked Kohli’s first foray into bowling in international cricket after an absence of over half a decade. The excitement among the crowd soared to new heights.

Kohli took charge, delivering the remaining three balls in the over. With a dot ball on his first delivery, the batters managed to secure a single each.

Last Updated on October 19, 2023

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