Former India captain Virat Kohli did not perform with his bat in the second ODI against West Indies, but he took an extra ordinary catch while fielding to help his side gain momentum at a very crucial stage of the match. .
India scored a total of 237 runs in the second ODI in Ahmedabad and the pressure was on India’s bowling attack to get the team out of trouble.
Team India’s tough fielding and exceptional bowling from young Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj and Man of the Match fame Krishna helped them seal the 3-match ODI series 2-0.
India’s bowling attack got off to a good start and got West Indies in a tough position (76/5in 20 overs). After that Shamrah Brooks, Odeon Smith and Akil Hossein took charge with some strong hitting and India came under tremendous pressure.
Washington Sundar was brought into the attack to bowl in the 45th over and he took a crucial wicket of Odeon Smith, who hit him twice over the first rope. Smith tried to slog-sweep across the line but fell short, the ball went high into the night sky and Virat Kohli was under the radar (deep mid-wicket) to take the catch, he had to organize himself. It was a good time for him but the ball was so high in the air that he fell on his head to take the catch, with Kohli also injuring the back of his head.
After the catch, Kohli was seen celebrating it with the trending ‘Srivalli’ dance step.
Prashidh Krishna, who was in a different league mode in that match, sent Kemar Roach back to the pavilion in the next over and West Indies were all out for 193 runs. Captain Rohit Sharma also praised Krishna, saying, “He has never seen an impressive spell from any Indian bowler for a long time.”, famously Krishna’s figures- 4/12 runs.