Team India is locking horns with New Zealand in the final ODI of the three-match series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore with the host having an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The Indian team isn’t known for bad running between calls, but a silly incident took place as Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli were involved in a bizarre mix-up on Tuesday.
Indian batters wreaked havoc in the third and final ODI against New Zealand on batting paradise. Both openers Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill amassed centuries but after they fell, a golden opportunity presented itself to Ishan Kishan to cement his place in the team by exploiting the conditions.
However, a bizarre mix-up with Virat Kohli in the middle ended his stay at the crease and reminded cricket fans of the ways of the Pakistani batters. Jacob Duffy was bowling the 35th over of the innings and the newly arrived Kishan was on strike. He pushed a slightly full delivery for a single to the cover’s region on the third ball and immediately called for a quick single, despite the ball staying within the 30-yard circle.
Virat Kohli was at the non-striker’s end when Ishan Kishan was slightly hesitant earlier but Kohli darted towards the other end, deciding to take the risk. However, Ishan Kishan surprisingly changed his mind midway. The wicket-keeper turned his back all of a sudden and started running towards the striker’s end just as Kohli caught up to him.
Both batters ended up at the same end as a result and Henry Nicholls simply flick the bails off to complete the dismissal. Replays showed Kohli’s long strides had taken him to the batting crease ahead of his young teammate, thus beckoning Kishan to walk back to the pavilion. The incident reminded cricket fans of Pakistan’s countless embarrassing run-outs from the past as they mocked the Kohli-Kishan due to being involved in such a wasteful dismissal.
Here is the video of the bizarre incident:
— MAHARAJ JI (@MAHARAJ96620593) January 24, 2023
Here is how the Indian fans reacted to the incident:
Ishan Kishan watching Kohli coming back to dressing room. pic.twitter.com/cndUKwNKcf
— yaarivanu_unknownu (@memesmaadonu) January 24, 2023
Kohli & Ishan Kishan giving tribute to Pakistan pic.twitter.com/WQX4aqtLsF
— g0v!ñD $#@®mA (@rishu_1809) January 24, 2023
Ishan Kishan bhai
— Dr NARESHH SAHARAN ⚕️ (@im_saharank) January 24, 2023
Ishan Kishan did what Nohane couldn't do sadly in 2020. 🥲
— S. (@KohliFiedLad) January 24, 2023
— Anurag Sharma (@anurag_1407) January 24, 2023
— Goliath (@PitchingOutside) January 24, 2023
Virat kohli Was praying for Rohit Sharma's wicket and then this run out of ishan kishan .
Selfish player 🤢 pic.twitter.com/qjgnj095Xh
— MAHIYANK ™ (@Mahiyank_78) January 24, 2023
Ishan Kishan will be the next Karun Nair of ODIs..
— Gavish Soni (@SoniGavish) January 24, 2023