After 6 years, Virat Kohli finally bowls in an ODI match, Pune crowd erupts!

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli made the headlines after he was summoned to bowl to finish off the left-out over by Hardik Pandya during the ODI World Cup game against Bangladesh in Pune.

Hardik Pandya got injured during the 9th over of the game while trying to stop the ball after Litton Das executed a perfect straight drive. In the process, Hardik Pandya got injured and fell to the ground.

The physios quickly entered the field to check Pandya was doing fine. After a few moments, it was confirmed that Hardik Pandya was unable to bowl and then he was taken off the field by the physios.

Meanwhile, Rohit and Kohli had a chat with each other before the Indian captain summoned Kohli to complete the remaining three balls. Kohli who bowled three deliveries ended up conceding 2 runs off 3 balls.

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Talking about the game, Bangladesh set up a target of 257. In reply, India chased down the target in 41.3 overs and won the game by seven wickets. With this win, India won four games in a row. Kohli was named the Man of the Match for his amazing performance with the bat.

“I wanted to make a big contribution. I have had a few fifties in World Cups, haven’t really converted. I just wanted to finish off the game this time around and hang around till the end which is what I have done over the years. I was telling Shubman, even if you dream about a situation like that, you’ll just go back to sleep, you won’t think it’s real. It was a dream start for me, first four balls, two free-hits, a six and a four,” Kohli said after the match.

“Just calms you down gets you into the innings. The pitch was pretty good and allowed me to play my game – just time the ball, hit the gaps, run hard and get the boundary whenever needed. There’s a great atmosphere in the change room, we are loving each others’ company, the spirit is there for everyone to see. We understand it’s a long tournament, you need to create some momentum. Special feeling playing at home, playing in front of all these people,” Kohli added.

India’s Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Bangladesh’s Playing XI

Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed , Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam