A catch at the boundary ropes and a running throw to hit the stumps direct 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 win, led by Mohammed Shami‘s stunning four-wicket over, against defending champions Australia.
The former India captain’s two brilliant efforts in the field during India’s T20 World Cup warm-up fixture against Australia in Brisbane on Monday would have made Rhodes, a legend when it comes to fielding, proud.
Bowling the final over of Australia’s run-chase, Shami’s last four balls produced four wickets back to back, including the play that featured Kohli’s stunning one-handed catch right at the edge of the boundary to dismiss Pat Cummins.
Cummins seemed 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 thin air with his right hand.
VIRAT KOHLI STOP IT!! Takes catch of the tournament.. in a warm up 😂🔥 #T20WorldCup https://t.co/KosXyZw8lm
— Liam Clarke (@Clarkeyy23) 1665991771000
Before that Kohli ran out Tim David while the Australians tried to take a quick single. Fielding in the inner circle this time, Kohli picked the pall and threw in one motion to hit the stumps direct.
FREAKIN HELL VIRAT KOHLI YOU BEAST https://t.co/rId18naFJm
— zayn (@ZaynMahmood5) 1665991338000
Australia, who were 145/2 in 15.3 overs, lost the last eight wickets for just 35 runs to fall six runs short of India’s 187/6.
KL Rahul (57) and Suryakumar Yadav (50) led the Indian batting chart after Australia won the toss and asked India to bat first at the Gabba.