Team India is locking horns with the Netherlands at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022. Even the greatest players sometimes play such glorious shots and surprise themselves, the Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli played an inside shout for a six over extra cover on Thursday and immediately started square-eyed at his batting partner, expressing he never expected to pull off something that spectacular.
After played a match-winning knock of 53-ball 82 not out against Pakistan, Virat Kohli carried his good form against the Netherlands on Thursday. He notched fifty off 37 balls, with the help of three fours and one six on a day both openers failed to match the aggression they must have set out for against the minnows.
Just a ball before Kohli reached his second successive fifty at the ongoing T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli played an incredible shot against Fred Klaassen in the 17th over of India’s innings. It was a fullish delivery outside off stump from Klassen bowling round the wicket.
Kohli used the angle with perfection and bent his back leg to carve the ball over deep extra cover for a six. Despite smacking two outstanding sixes against Haris Rauf in the last encounter, Kohli could not believe what he had just done against Klaassen, and his expression caught on the replays said it all.
Here is the video of the shot from Virat Kohli:
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India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Netherlands (Playing XI): Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Here is how the netizens reacted to the shot from Virat Kohli:
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) October 27, 2022
That six over covers 🥵, Virat 🔥🔥
— Aaron (@savage_vadapav) October 27, 2022
— Saravjeet Singh (@sssandhu020) October 27, 2022
Back-to-back fifties for Virat Kohli, that six towards the off side was just sublime. It's good to see him back. #T20WorldCup
— Younus Basheer (@Younus__Bashir) October 27, 2022
— Deepak Kumar (@imdeepak_kumarr) October 27, 2022
In form Virat Kohli is just treat to watch. What a lovely extension of arms for a six over cover! Take a bow King!!! #INDvsNED
— AryanKumar (@IAryanKr) October 27, 2022
Inside out over covers, through the line – flat as any shot you would see – didn't raise more than 10ft above the ground, whistled through.
That look after that six. Bloody. When in form, nobody looks in beast mode than Virat Kohli.
— Vinod Ramnath (@NaanumEngineer) October 27, 2022
That cover drive by Virat for six is the shot of the day. That's it.
— Vishal (@_vishal_varma_) October 27, 2022
That six from Virat Kohli's bat over cover is shot of the match!
— Oolta Poolta (@ijanvaidya) October 27, 2022