Adam Zampa repaying Virat Kohli for an IPL contract, jokes Brad Hogg after the Indian skipper gets a life
Hogg took to Twitter to joke that Zampa repaid Kohli for an IPL contract.
Updated - Nov 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Dropping Virat Kohli is definitely one of the costliest mistakes in the game at present and Adam Zampa committed that mistake during the first ODI between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday. Australia were well on top of the proceedings when Kohli walked out to bat after Mayank Agarwal’s dismissal.
Chasing an improbable 375, India were off to a swift start as Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan took the team to the 50-run mark in just 4.1 overs. And in an attempt to continue the fast start, Agarwal perished in the sixth over. It brought Kohli at the crease who looked a bit shaky at the start. The India star had managed to score just 1 off the first six balls when Australia had the chance to send him back.
In the seventh over, Kohli top-edged a Pat Cummins delivery towards at fine-led where Adam Zampa was standing. It was a regulation catch but to everyone’s surprise, Zampa failed to hold on to it. The ball passed through his hands before landing on the field. As if that was not enough, Kohli rubbed more salt to Zampa’s by hitting two cracking fours in the same over.
Adam Zampa to his IPL teammate’s rescue?
Adam Zampa and Virat Kohli recently shared the dressing room for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2020. Zampa was initially not a part of the team but was later roped in after his compatriot Kane Richardson pulled out. And so when Zampa dropped an easy catch to give his IPL captain a reprieve, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg came up with a hilarious reaction.
Hogg took to Twitter to joke that Zampa repaid Kohli for an IPL contract. In the same tweet, he also defended the spinner by saying that ‘we all drop them’, as he tweeted, “Zampa repaying @imVkohli for an IPL contract. We all drop them. ”
Here is the tweet from Hogg:
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) November 27, 2020
Kohli, nonetheless, failed to make the most of the reprieve and departed after scoring just 21. As far as the match is concerned, India were 190 for 4 after 28 overs. Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya were in the middle.