The heavy downpour followed by the wet outfield forced the first ODI between West Indies and India to get washed out at the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday. Only 13 overs were bowled after the hosts were asked to bat first by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli after winning the toss.
Despite the rain delay, the Indian skipper was seen enjoying his time in the middle as he put on his dancing shoes and showcased some of his electric moves on the field. Not only did Kohli enthrall fans with his dance moves but also made the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle shake a leg.
Here is the entire video of Kohli having a gala time on the field along with Gayle:
Things to do when rain stops play
Stay indoors ❎
Dance to entertain☑️
Watch @imVkohli showcase some dance moves 🕺 as rains 🌧️ washout the 1st ODI between #WIvIND
.#Morecricket #FuriousAndFast #SPNSports pic.twitter.com/RygpUBQKfT
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West Indies had reached 54 for one when rain drove them off the field. The game had already started a couple of hours late because of morning showers, the further rain interruptions during the brief innings ended the chances of producing the result and any lingering prospect of play was washed away by the heavy downpour in mid-afternoon.
India managed to dismiss Gayle as he was bowled by the chinaman Kuldeep Yadav for just four, leaving him nine runs short of surpassing the tally of the outstanding former cricketer, Brian Lara of 10,405 as the most by a West Indian in ODIs. Gayle, who has reversed a decision to retire from the ODIs after the World Cup, faced as many as 31 balls to score just 4 runs.
In contrast to Gayle’s slow knock, Evin Lewis was unbeaten on 40 off 36 deliveries (three sixes, two fours) in partnership with Shai Hope when the match was called off.
Taking about the game, Kohli said, “It’s probably the worst thing in cricket — the stop-start game. The more stops you have the more you have to be careful on the field.”