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Netizens Blame Virat Kohli For The Dismissal Of Rishabh Pant
By CricShots - Feb 9, 2021 7:20 pm
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Many felt that England the visiting team was scared that the hosts have the capacity to chase down the total. But as it happened on Day 5, England comfortably managed to bundle out Virat Kohli and his men with a lot of overs in hand and took a lead of 1-0 up in the series. James Anderson put up a special performance in the morning after which the rest of the bowlers joined the party to register a memorable win.

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The Indian batsmen surrendered against the England bowlers in Chennai

India resumed the final day with the requirement of chasing down 381 runs but it was all about playing out 90 overs to save the Test. The fans and experts were hoping for the team to repeat their heroics from Sydney and Brisbane. But the pitch was getting worse with each passing over and it proved to be an uphill task for India.

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Cheteshwar Pujara was the first to be dismissed on the skillful delivery by Jack Leach which spits from a good length ball to catch the bat’s edge and rest in the hands of the slip fielder. Shubman Gill was playing some dominating cricket and it looked while he lasted scoring an impressive half-century. James Anderson then managed to send the youngster’s off-stump for a cartwheel with a beautiful reverse swinging delivery and followed it up with yet another ripper to send Ajinkya Rahane’s off-stump for a walk in the same over.

Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant

Soon Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar followed as India witnessed a major collapse as they went down from 92/2 to 117/6 dumping all the hopes of a draw. On the other end, Virat Kohli was didn’t give up when the wickets tumbled around him. Whenever England’s spinners faltered in their lines, he took the toll of them hitting boundaries and in the process, got to his 24th half-century as well.

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However, Kohli, who was seen trying to help Pant to counter James Anderson at his best having done that in the last few years. But much to his horror, the very next delivery the youngster got out leaving India in even more trouble with Anderson picking his third. As a result of the same, some of the netizens on Social Media blamed Kohli for not letting Pant play his natural game. Here are some of the reactions: