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Virat Kohli Brutally Trolled As He Came For Toss In Shorts
By CricShots - Nov 29, 2018 2:38 pm
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On Day 2 of the one-off practice game between India and Cricket Australia XI the stands of the Sydney Cricket Ground all empty. However, that can be the reason that the Indian skipper Virat Kohli came out for the toss wearing shorts while his counterpart Sam Whiteman was dressed in the full kit. His carefree take on his attire gave the opportunity to the Twitterati to troll the skipper, with many fans starting a meme game calling the 30-year-old as the kings of ‘Thug Life’.

Virat Kohli usually comes to toss in complete attire

The 4-day practice game between India and CA XI couldn’t start on Day 1 after rain played spoilsport. Both captains had to wait for the second day to have the toss take place before the now-reduced 3-day affair could begin in Sydney. The match saw visiting batsmen, barring KL Rahul, amongst the runs, with as many as 5 fifties being witnessed by the visitors.

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While the Indian batsmen’s performance was impressive, it was the skipper’s look during the toss that stole the show on social media. Here’s how fans reacted as the picture of Kohli wearing shorts at the toss surfaced online:

Prithvi Shaw emerged as the top run-scorer for India with 66 runs off 69 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara (54), Kohli (64), Ajinkya Rahane (56*), Hanuma Vihari (53), all got half-centuries while Rohit Sharma (40) and Rahul (3) were the only recognized batsmen to have failed to reach the milestone.

The lower-order – constituting Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav – couldn’t bag many runs as India lost last 5 wickets for a matter of just 11 runs, hence being bundled out for 358. Opening the batting for CA XI, D’Arcy Short and Max Bryant remained unbeaten as stumps were called on Day 2. The hosts’ aggregated 24 runs in 4 overs without losing any wicket.

CA XI didn’t lose any wicket in the limited time they got on Day 2, but the Indian bowlers are expected to pose a greater threat to CA XI batsmen on the third day. Murali Vijay, who remained the only recognized batsman to have not played on the second day, can be expected to come out to open alongside Shaw in the second innings.