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WATCH – Virat Kohli Was Surprised After Rohit Sharma’s Flick
By CricShots - Oct 22, 2018 6:14 pm
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In the first ODI of the five-match series against the Windies, Team India firstly stunned by the visiting team after their batting performance. After winning the toss, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli put the opposition into bat first. They responded with a massive looking score of 322 runs on the board which was quite unexpected at least before the 2nd innings. In the chase, India suffered an early blow by losing Shikhar Dhawan in the second over of the chase. However, the skipper along with Rohit Sharma took complete control of the innings as they chased down the total with almost 8 overs to spare.

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Rohit Sharma playing the flick shot

Once Rohit and Kohli got into their element, the duo started toying with the bowlers and completely dominating the bowlers. It was Kohli who was playing the aggressor. Thus the otherwise elegant Rohit Sharma was restricted to being a spectator at the other end early in the innings as he witnessed Kohli’s brilliance. In the middle of a Kohli show, Sharma with his own elegance played a splendid flick shot over the square leg boundary.

It was in the ninth over of the chase and the Windies pacer Kemar Roach was bowling it. Virat took a single off the first ball of the over and gave the strike over to his partner. Rohit then played three consecutive dot ball and it seemed as if the pressure was building on his. On the fifth ball of the over, Roach bowled a fuller delivery on the middle and the off-stump.

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Usually, batsmen would try and push the ball forward or at most lift it straight over the mid-on fielder. But, such is the class of the Indian deputy skipper that he effortlessly flicked it towards the deep square leg boundary. It was just sheer timing and the ball almost carried all the way for a six. It fell just short of the boundary rope and bounced once before going into the ropes.

Kohli’s reaction was the highlight when Rohit played this shot. He watched the ball keenly and went ‘wow’ as it reached the boundary.

Here is the video of the shot: