Cricket fans on Wednesday witnessed something very unusual on cricket pitch, as Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was seen bowling in the warm-up match against Australia.
After a massive win against England, India played Australia in their second warm-up match of the T20 World cup 2021. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Md Shami were given rest after playing the first match against England, while Rohit Sharma captained the team against Australia.
Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma at the toss jokingly said that if the team is in the need of a 6th bowler then he himself, Virat and Surya can bowl in the middle overs, but guess what! After the powerplay ended, Rohit gave the ball to Virat Kohli to bowl the 7th over and Kohli gave just 4 runs in his first over. He bowled some good lines to concede only four runs against the likes of Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell. Later in the 13th over, Rohit again gave the ball to Kohli and fans on social media went crazy after watching Kohli bowl.
Here is what twitterati have to say after watching Kohli bowl.
Meanwhile, India won the match by 10 wickets against Australia. After being sent to field first India restricted Australia to 152-5 and chased down the target in 17.5 overs with 9 wickets left.