The Indian batsmen gave a batting exhibition when they locked horns with Australia in Match 14 of the World Cup 2019. After choosing to bat first, the Indian batsmen came out all guns blazing at the Australian bowlers and made them dancing on their fingers. While there were many highlights from this innings of India, but Virat Kohli’s reaction after MS Dhoni smashed a six off Mitchell Starc.
Dhoni came into the middle in the 46th over after Hardik Pandya was dismissed. He started smashing boundaries from the word go, as he did in the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and it was a delight to watch. He smashed three fours and a six during the course of his innings where he scored 27 runs off runs 14 balls at a strike rate of nearly 193.
Kohli’s reaction came when Dhoni smashed a six in the 49th over as the Indian skipper standing at the non-striker’s end stood in absolute awe. Virat couldn’t believe how hard MS was able to play that shot as it went miles into the stands. He took a few strides initially for the run, but then, he soon realized that he didn’t have to move an inch as the ball was easily traveling over the ropes.
Virat was stunned and stood his ground with his mouth wide open. Dhoni turned towards the non-striker as they shared a bromance moment. Kohli even used the cuss word as said ‘b*h*n**od’ as he looked towards the 37-year-old. The two shared a good laugh before they proceeded to play the next ball.
Here are the videos of the incident:
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India put up a humongous score of 352/5 in this match. Kohli, who started the tournament on a slow note, was back to his usual best and struck 82 runs. Meanwhile, it was Shikhar Dhawan was the pick of the batsmen for India as he registered his 17th ODI century and got out after he scored 117 runs as he tried to accelerate the proceedings. Hardik Pandy also played a great cameo in this match.