The Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli showed his fun side and hilariously explained the meaning of the ‘Lappa’ shot which is one of the most common shots in street cricket used by ordinary men. Kohli is gearing up for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 and will take part in the T20I series against Australia starting on Tuesday.
The Delhi-born cricketer also spent his childhood playing street cricket and when he was recently asked about ‘lappa shot’, the star batter was in complete splits as he went on to recollect some funny moments while describing the meaning of the slang.
Ahead of India’s match against Australia, a video, titled Do You Know Your Cricket Slang shred by Puma Cricket, went viral as soon as it was uploaded. In the video, Kohli said, “Lappa is a slog over mid-wicket. A guy who probably doesn’t know how to bat well knows only one shot, which is lappa”.
— PUMA Cricket (@pumacricket) September 20, 2022
Reminiscing on his street cricket days, Virat Kohli added: “We have played a lot like this. And there were a lot of players who knew only this shot, just a slog over mid-wicket. It would be very frustrating for me as well as the team to see the batsman getting out playing that shot. It is fine if you get out while playing proper [cricketing] shots.”
Notably, Virat Kohli had a far from impressive Indian Premier League (IPL) season with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and found it hard to score runs ahead of India’s multi-format tour of England. However, Kohli recently returned to form and smashed his 71st century with a magnificent knock, which was a treat to Indian cricket fans who witnessed glimpses of vintage Kohli.
The former Indian skipper will next be seen in action for the upcoming T20I series against Australia, followed by T20Is against South Africa before leaving for the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia next month.