Indian skipper Virat Kohli was once again rejected by a spinner in the second round of the ongoing second Test between India and New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Kohli was thrown by spinner Ravindra during India’s second round on day 3 of the test match on Sunday (December 5).
The dismissal took place in the 63rd over when Kohli hit at 36 and was approaching his half-century. On the very first ball of the overflow, the left-arm spinner rejected the Indian skipper. It was thrown short by Ravindra and the ball drifted further away from Kohli, who went for the cut but was hit as the ball took an inside edge of his bat and ended up crashing into the stumps.
Kohli was left in disbelief as he stood stunned in the middle with a cheeky grin on his face. The Indian captain’s reaction to his dismissal quickly went viral on social media.
In India’s first round of the Mumbai Test, Kohli, who was on his way back after missing the series opener, was rejected on one duck by left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel. Patel continued with the script history as he ended up claiming all ten wickets in India’s innings and became only the third bowler in the history of test cricket to achieve the huge feat.
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However, Patel’s efforts went in vain as India had 325 runs on the board in their first innings before only beating New Zealand by 62 runs in their first innings. India got a massive lead of 263 runs after an exceptional bowling effort and utilized well in their second innings.
While Mayank Agarwal continued his purple patch with a brilliant 62, Cheteshwar Pujara (47), Shubman Gill (47) and Kohli (36) all made crucial contributions to help India reach 276/7 in their second innings on day 3, before they declared. New Zealand has been handed a huge goal of 540 races to win the second test at Wankhede Stadium.