On Sunday, India lost the second T20I against West Indies at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. The prime reason behind the loss was Indian fielders, who dropped sitters, and that helped the visiting team to capitalize.
However, India’s captain Virat Kohli pulled off a brilliant catch at the boundary rope.
During the 14th over of Windies innings, Shimron Hetmyer hit a Ravindra Jadeja delivery straight down the ground. Kohli, who was fielding at long-on, ran full length towards his right and took a magnificent catch just inside the boundary rope.
When the Indian skipper fell on the ground, it seemed as if he was sliding towards the boundary. But he controlled his movement and follow-through, missed the boundary ropes by an inch.
In the post-match interview, Kohli revealed how he took that absolute blinder. The 31-year-old said that he was just committed to taking that catch, and it stuck in his hand.
“It was just one of those catches that stuck in the hand. It came out of one of the lights. I just committed to the ball and put both hands out, and luckily it came in my hand.
“Last game I dropped a one-hander in the last game. It’s about putting in the effort, sometimes they stick, and sometimes they don’t,” added Kohli.
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Despite Kohli’s brilliant effort, the Men in Maroon chased the 171-run target successfully with nine balls to spare.
The next game of the three-match series will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on December 11.