Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has often been regarded as one of the best fielders in the cricket world and is usually safe pair of hands courtesy of his agility and athleticism in the field. However, he dropped a simple-looking catch of Liam Livingstone which turned out to be a crucial one as the batter played a superb knock in the end in the final T20I at Trent Bridge.
After taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series, Team India tested their bench strength in the final T20I of the three-match series. Four changes were made and the hosts had played with an inexperienced bowling unit. The Indian bowlers were unable to stick to tight line and length throughout the innings and so England posted a total of 215/7.
Dawid Malan was the pick of the bowlers for England as he scored 77 runs while Liam Livingstone scored unbeaten 42 runs to provide a clinical finish for them. However, Livingstone would have dismissed early but Virat Kohli dropped a simple catch while fielding in the deep.
Harshal Patel was bowling the second last over of the innings and Livingstone tried to hit him towards deep mid-wicket. Virat Kohli came running to take the catch but he almost over-run the ball. As a result, Livingstone received a lifeline on 36 runs and went on to play a clinical knock in the end.
For India, Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, and Ravi Bishnoi came into the playing XI for Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Yuzvendra Chahal. While England made a couple of changes as Sam Curran, and Matthew Parkinson made way for Phil Salt and Reece Topley.
Here is the video of the dropped catch from Virat Kohli:
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Here is how the fans reacted:
Rohit Sharma after Virat Kohli dropped the catch:
O penchoda pic.twitter.com/t5hgZpSqiS
— Sukhpreet Singh (@iambholakaka) July 10, 2022
Difference between this Virat Kohli and Riyan Parag is that Riyan parag does not drop catches.Other every thing is same. They can't bat.They can't ball.They have same attitude..#INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/zXGBjEZSeu
— -_- (@swaroop__45) July 10, 2022
— Vikas Banchhor (@VikasBanchhor) July 10, 2022
Ye lanbhatura #ViratKohli se pehle captaincy nahi hui fir batting me bhi 💩 diya aur abb iss 🤡 se fielding bhi nahi ho pa rahi. Bas naachta h ground me. Team burden bann k reh gaya h bas gali dene wala nachaniya.#हार्दिक_पांड्या_भडवा_हैं#hardikabusedrohit#INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/BpT6mB4W3R
— Ankur Kumar (@_Ankur_kumar_) July 10, 2022
Virat Kohli – 12th man of England.
It's proved in match itself today.😭
— sparsh (@isparsh0) July 10, 2022
Virat Kohli trying his best to get dropped from team and bcci is giving him chances as of he has leaked tapes of Chetan Sharma#ENGvIND
— 𓃵 Ctrl C + Ctrl Memes 45 (@Ctrlmemes_) July 10, 2022
— ❤️ (@extraachutney) July 10, 2022
Please take retirement… please don't spoil others career
— Santosh Barui (@SantoshBarui) July 10, 2022
OMG .. asalu Virat Kohli ki emaindi
— Dr.Varun Sharma – Muchas Gracias 🇮🇳 (@OptimistVarun) July 10, 2022