Former India captain Virat Kohli did not bat with his bat in the second ODI against the West Indies but took an unusual catch while fielding to give his team momentum in the crucial conditions of the match.
In the second ODI in Ahmedabad, India scored a total of 237 runs and there was pressure on India’s bowling to get the team out of trouble.
Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, and Man of the Match Prasidh Krishna helped Team India win the three-match ODI series 2-0.
India’s bowling got off to a good start and gave the West Indies a tough lead (76/5 in 20 overs). After this, Shamarah Brooks, Odeon Smith, and Akil Hossain hit hard and India came under tremendous pressure.
Washington Sundar was attacked for the 45th over and he took the crucial wicket of Oden Smith who hit him on the ropes 2 times before. Smith tried to slog-sweep across but it fell short, the ball went high in the night sky and Virat Kohli was under the radar (deep mid-wicket) to catch, he had plenty of time to settle himself. But the ball was so high in the air that it bounced off his head to catch it, injuring the back of Kohli’s head.
After this catch, Kohli was seen celebrating the trending ‘Srivalli’ dance step.
Famous Krishna, who was in a different league mode in that match, sent Kemar Roach back to the pavilion in the very next over and the West Indies were bowled out for 193. Skipper Rohit Sharma also lauded Krishna, saying, “He has never seen such an impressive spell of any Indian bowler in a long time.”