Virat Kohli’s batting prowess is well-established however his bowling abilities aren’t impressive, (at least the numbers say so) and that is why when he claimed a wicket in a practice match, it surprised everyone, including Kohli himself who reacted in a hilarious manner to celebrate the rare feat.
The Indian team played a warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI ahead of the Test series in which frontline Indian bowlers failed to make an impact.
Seeing the mediocre performance of the bowlers, Indian skipper Kohli brought himself in the attack and bowled a spell of two overs on day three. He then returned for another spell on the fourth day of the match and intrestingly grabbed a wicket as well.
In his sixth over, the Indian cricketer bowled a short length delivery to left-hand batsman Harry Nielsen who went for an expansive pull shot but miscued it. The ball went high in the air and was caught by Umesh Yadav at mid-on.
What made the moment more special was the fact that Neilsen had just completed a hundred and was well-set. Kohli was more than delighted to see the back of Neilson and rejoiced empathetically to celebrate his wicket.
The Indian captain had a good laugh after Yadav completed the catch and then raised his both arms in joy.
You can watch Kohli’s rare wicket and his priceless reaction here-
The Cricket Australia XI made Indian bowlers toil on the fourth day as well as they amassed a total of 544 runs. India used 10 bowlers including part-timers Murali Vijay, Kohli and Hanuma Vihari.
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Later in the day, Indian batsmen stepped on the gas and had some batting practice ahead of the first Test. Murali Vijay cracked a knock of 129 runs off just 132 balls while KL Rahul scored a fifty as well.