T20 World Cup 2022
Virat Kohli Had A Fun Banter With Shakib Al Hasan In Adelaide
By CricShots - Nov 2, 2022 4:45 pm
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Bangladesh skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, and Virat Kohli got into a fun banter over a wide ball during the ongoing game between India and the Tigers in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup. Hasan Mahmud was the man in question as he bowled a short-pitched delivery which was just high enough for umpire Marais Erasmus to signal a wide.

Virat Kohli
Shakib Al Hasan and Virat Kohli in a banter

The decision from the umpire, however, did not go down well with Shakib as the Bangladesh captain came storming in and nearly collided with Kohli while arguing with the umpire.

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The incident took place during the last ball of the 16th over. Mahmud bowled a bouncer which Kohli pulled towards long leg. While Kohli took off for a single, he raised one of his hands in the air to question the umpire about the call. Once he reached the non-striker’s end, Erasmus signaled a wide, which Shakib wasn’t too pleased about.

Shakib Al Hasan then come running in from extra cover and got into banter with Virat Kohli and the umpire. Kohli tried to reason with Shakib as the two superstars of their respective countries engaged in an animated exchange for a few seconds.

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Erasmus himself tried to explain to Shakib the reason behind the discussion. It took a while but the situation was diffused. Funnily enough, in the next over, when Shoriful Islam bowled another head-high wide, and the umpire called it, Virat Kohli looked towards Shakib and with a smile on his face, signaled it again.

Here is the video of the incident:


The incident fuelled Virat Kohli, so much so that he went on an attack against the Bangladesh bowlers. He remained unbeaten on 64 off 44 balls with eight fours and a six to take India to a strong total of 184/6. With this, Kohli’s love affair with the Adelaide Oval continued as earlier in the innings, the former India captain had become the all-time leading run-scorer of the T20 World Cup.