The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has been known to become emotional on the field as he never shies away from expressing his true emotions. In fact, he remains so charged up on the field that on many occasions, he gives his piece of mind to his teammates. And the latest person to come in his firing line was none other than the veteran gloveman MS Dhoni.
During the 26th over of the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final match between India and New Zealand, Kohli almost lost his cool when Ross Taylor tapped the Yuzvendra Chahal delivery at short cover and set off for a quick single. Virat came charging towards the ball and threw the ball under-arm while being airborne towards Dhoni.
Kane Williamson was struggling to make his ground but Dhoni failed to collect the ball. Not the one to shy away from showing his emotions, Virat let a roar out to vent his frustration out. He then turned back and definitely used some Punjabi cuss words to make his feelings clear.
Here is the video of Kohli getting frustrated:
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Another such incident took place in the 46th over, when Jasprit Bumrah’ ball took the leading edge of Ross Taylor, thus taking the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal at third man. Dhoni failed to collect the ball again and ended up conceding an extra run but this was not all. Virat came in charging and decided to take a shy at the stumps but there wasn’t enough backing for the throw, which allowed both the batsman to come back for a third.
Kohli was fired up after the comedy of errors as it cost India not one but two extra runs, which is outrageous in a semi-final clash. This is not something people associate Indian fielding with and the whole episode made up for a light moment for the Kiwi fans and a frustrating one for the Indians.
Here is the video of the incident:
The game was stopped in the 47th over due to rain and the scorecard is standing 211/5 for New Zealand in 46.1 overs with Taylor and Tm Latham standing at the crease.