Indian captain Virat Kohli is someone who doesn't shy away from expressing his emotions on the field. He has been often criticized for his celebrations after the team gets a wicket. During the ongoing series between India and New Zealand, Kohli's over the top celebrations weren't seen too much. But, with the series on the line, Kohli was seen fired up after India got the wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
During New Zealand's first innings in the second Test, India was staring down at another average day on the field at Christchurch. It was at this moment when Jasprit Bumrah picked up the wicket of Williamson to rejuvenate India's spirit. Kohli, who was standing at the slip position, celebrated the wicket with his teammates. During this celebration, Kohli also gave a fiery send-off to his good friend, Williamson. Watch the video here:
It was a brilliant delivery from Bumrah and the Kiwi skipper couldn't help but edge the ball moving away from him. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant grabbed the catch to dismiss Williamson. The wicket meant a lot for the Indian team as Williamson was the one batsman in form and had played a knock of 89 in the first Test. Virat's celebration and his send-off were slightly unexpected. The two captains share a very friendly bond between them. During the T20I series, the two were seen chatting outside the boundaries while Kohli has heaped praises for Williamson since the time he has arrived in New Zealand.
India knocked out New Zealand for 235 runs and gained a seven-run lead in the first innings. Bumrah picked up three wickets while Mohammad Shami got four scalps. Even after getting a lead, India ended day three on 90 for 6. Kohli's disappointing tour with the bat continued as he was dismissed for 14 runs only. Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant were unbeaten on the crease when stumps were called.