There is no denying the fact that former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli wears his heart on his sleeves on the cricket field. His passion, energy, stamina, and determination every time he steps on the field can’t be denied. Whether playing for India or representing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, Kohli always gives more than 100%. But quite naturally, the emotion that runs through his veins or the adrenaline rush he gets wearing the India jersey is unmatchable.
The former India captain gave first-hand precedence of the same during the second T20I against Australia in Nagpur. When the capacity crowd at the VCA Stadium was chanting “RCB! RCB!” seeing Virat Kohli in the dressing room waiting eagerly for the match to begin, Kohli pointed toward the India logo on his jersey and gestured almost to remind them that he is playing for India and not the IPL franchise.
The section of the crowd was quick to spot this and immediately stopped the RCB chants and started cheering for the legendary cricketer. Harshal Patel, who was standing right beside Kohli, could not help but see the funny side to it.
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Virat Kohli, who churned out a brilliant run-out of Cameron Green, didn’t make much of an impact with the bat. He was bowled off Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa while trying to play an attacking shot. In the rain-curtailed 8-overs-a-side match on Friday,
Rohit Sharma gave India a crucial advantage by winning the toss and deciding to chase in a rain-affect T20I in Nagpur. Both the teams made a couple of changes as for the hosts Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant replaced Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while the Aussies replaced Nathan Ellis and Josh Inglis with Daniel Sams with Sean Abbott respectively.
Meanwhile, Australia got in all-rounder Sean Abbott as a replacement for batter Josh Inglis. Aaron Finch gave Australia a great start as he smashed 31 runs in 15 balls. But Axar Patel got India back on track with two quick wickets. Mathew Wade continued his great run of form, smashing 43 runs in just 20 deliveries to help Australia amass 90 for 5 on the board in 8 overs.
Skipper Rohit Sharma came out with all guns blazing in the second innings. The hitman smashed an unbeaten 46 in just 20 balls, hitting four sixes and four boundaries. Australia got back in the game through wickets from Adam Zampa. But Dinesh Karthik finished the job by smashing a boundary off Daniel Sams to win the match for India. India will now play Australia in the third and final T20I of the series in Hyderabad on Sunday.