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Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav’s Weather Antics Amuse Netizens During Rain Interruption
By CricShots - Sep 11, 2023 3:22 pm
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The ongoing India vs. Pakistan Super Four clash in the Asia Cup 2023 faced an unfortunate interruption due to adverse weather conditions in Colombo. The match was suspended with India at 147 for 2 in 24.1 overs at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. To compensate for the lost playtime, the reserve day will be activated, extending Team India’s consecutive days on the field.

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Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav searching for cloud

They will aim to complete the game against Pakistan on Monday and immediately face Sri Lanka in their second Super Four encounter on Tuesday at the same venue. Rain delays in cricket are often exasperating, and the situation in Colombo was no different. Players from both teams had to patiently wait for the match to resume.

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Notably, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav were spotted in the stands, trying to gauge the weather conditions. A video capturing their observations became viral on social media, drawing humorous comparisons to individuals waiting for special occurrences like the moon’s appearance during festivals such as Eid-ul-Fitr and Karwa Chauth.

Here’s an overview of India’s revised schedule due to the rain interruption:

  • September 10: India, after being asked to bat first, posted a formidable opening partnership of 121 runs, with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill each scoring half-centuries. However, the game was halted in the 25th over and subsequently called off.
  • September 11: If the weather permits a prompt start on the Reserve Day, India will resume their innings from 147/2 in 24.1 overs, with KL Rahul at 17* and Virat Kohli at 8*. In case of another washout, both teams will share a point.
  • September 12: India is scheduled to face Sri Lanka in their second Super Four match in Colombo, provided the weather conditions improve for a full contest.