The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has always been known for being one of most technically correct batsmen as he prefers playing conventional shots only while batting. It’s been difficult for a true cricket fan to forget his cover drives, flicks, glances, straight drives and pull shots, as he has them all. But, on Sunday, during the fourth ODI against Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, it was a surprise from Kohli, who played a scoop shot off a fast bowler and it went for a boundary as well. Meanwhile, the non-striker KL Rahul was the one to enjoy it the most.
Kohli has been seen playing the non-conventional shots, especially, at the start of his innings. However, pulled off the scoop shot that shot off Jason Behrendorff‘s over. It also left commentators in surprise, as they never felt that was coming from a man, who often prefers playing the textbook shots that got a class written all over it.
The incident happened in the 39th over of the game when Jason Behrendorff conceded only 5 runs off the 5 balls. It certainly pushed Kohli to go for a big show, but, he chose to scoop it, which was done to perfection.
Here is the video of the shot:
Virat Kohli plays a classic shothttps://t.co/jUKwfri60r
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Earlier in the game, Shikhar Dhawan notched up his highest ODI score of 143 off just 115 balls and had stitched a 193-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma, who was dismissed for 95. Dhawan silenced his critics and hit peak form as his knock of 143 off 115 balls had 18 boundaries and three sixes. India managed to reach a total of 358/9 in their quota of 50 overs.
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Apart from Rohit and Dhawan, Rishabh Pant smashed 36 runs off just 24 balls with the help of 4 boundaries and a six, while Vijay Shankar smashed 26 runs off 15 deliveries with the help of 2 maximums and a boundary. Because of them, India managed to score 176 runs in the last 20 overs with 91 came in the last 10, in which they lost six wickets as well.