There is no denying the fact that the iconic move of Allu Arjun from the movie Pushpa has often been copied by the cricketers. Now, a video of Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli imitating Allu Arjun’s iconic move from the film has been making rounds on social media. The right-handed batter imitated the moves during Day 3 of the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the PCA stadium in Mohali.
Virat Kohli, who played his 100th Test match, managed to score 45 runs before he was clean bowled after a peach of a delivery from the left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya. The 33-year-old did not get a chance to bat again in his special match as the home team thrashed the visitors by an innings and 222 runs. Even though Kohli did not get a chance to bat again, he had a ball of a time on the field cheering for the bowlers to take wickets.
Former Indian skipper made his Test debut in 2011 and since then, he has amassed 8007 runs at an average over 50. Talking about his limited-over career, Kohli has represented India in 357 matches and has amassed a total of 15607 including both ODIs and T20Is.
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Coming back to the match, Sri Lanka resumed Day 3 at 108/4. However, they could manage to add only 66 runs before getting bundled out for a meager score of 174 runs. Right-handed batter Pathum Nissanka was the top scorer for the visitors in their first innings, making an unbeaten 61. The Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, who made an unbeaten 175 during the first innings, also bagged a five-wicket haul and he also scalped 4 wickets in the second innings.
After getting bundled out for 174, India invited Sri Lanka to bat again after enforcing the follow-on. The hosts went on to their task straightaway and toppled the Sri Lankan batting order in just 60 overs. Earlier in the game, India after winning the toss decided to bat first with contributions coming from most of the batting order. Jadeja who was announced player of the match was also the top contributor for the home side.