A catch at the boundary ropes and a running throw to hit the stumps directly for a run out left Kohli’s fans in awe of the Indian batting legend. Moreover, it played a key role in India’s comeback victory, led by Mohammed Shami‘s stunning four-wicket haul against the defending champions, Australia.
The former India captain’s two brilliant efforts in the field during India’s T20 World Cup warm-up match against Australia in Brisbane on Monday would have made Rhodes, a fielding legend, proud.
Shami’s last four balls saw the last over of Australia’s run chase topple four wickets in a row, including the play that had Kohli’s stunning one-handed catch right on the edge of the boundary to strike down. Pat Cummins.
Cummins looked to have creamed a low full toss from Shami over long-on for a six, but Kohli timed his jump to perfection to pluck the ball out of the air with his right hand.
VIRAT KOHLI STOP IT!! Catch the tournament.. in a warm up 😂🔥 #T20WorldCup https://t.co/KosXyZw8lm
— Liam Clarke (@Clarkeyy23) 1665991771000
Before that, Kohli was run out Tim David while the Australians tried to take a quick singles game. Kohli this time fielded in the inner circle, picked up the pole and threw in one motion to hit the stumps directly.
FREAKIN HELL VIRAT KOHLI YOU BEAST https://t.co/rId18naFJm
— zayn (@ZaynMahmood5) 1665991338000
Australia, who scored 145/2 in 15.3 overs, lost the last eight wickets for just 35 runs to be six runs short of India’s 187/6.
KL Rahul (57) and Suryakumar Yadav (50) led the Indian batting line-up after Australia won the toss and asked India to bat first at the Gabba.