As Indian bowlers struggled to make an impact in the practice match against Cricket Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, captain Virat Kohli came to the rescue by bowling a couple of overs with his unconventional style.
Kohli delivered two overs and conceded just six runs to entertain the crowd both in and off the field. While many of his fans flooded social media with his videos, Ravichandran Ashwin acknowledged the skipper for “dishing out a lesson to all the bowlers”.
Virat Kohli bowling. He bowled 12 balls today and almost picked up wkt very first ball. pic.twitter.com/FzL5gYXO2s
— Vishal yadav (@Vishaly04591931) November 30, 2018
“I think he was just dishing out a lesson to all the bowlers on probably where we should bowl,” Ashwin jokingly said after the third day’s play.
The 32-year-old off-spinner, who has 336 Test wickets to his name, explained that Kohli’s spell came at the time when bowlers were tiring out and waiting for the second new ball.
“I think he just wanted to bowl a couple of overs. Because the bowlers were tiring out and before the second new ball came into play. That’s about it,” Ashwin added.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 30, 2018
In response to India’s 358 in the first innings, the hosts were 356/6 at stumps on Day 3.