ENG vs IND: Barmy Army give a musical send off to Virat Kohli at Headingley

The start from the hosts certainly delighted their fans and they did not miss the opportunity to savor the moment.

England's Barmy Amry
England’s Barmy Amry. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Ashwini Patil

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The England-India Test series was highly anticipated and it hasn’t disappointed the fans so far. When two strong oppositions battle it out against each other, one gets to witness the high-intensity contests. This often keeps the fans etched to the match. India registered a thrilling victory at Lord’s which exemplified the character of the team. Now, with the third Test match underway, the excitement of the cricket on-lookers has further reached a crescendo.

However, the supporters of the hosts are the ones who are all charged up as England has got to a good start. The England cricket fans at the Headingley Cricket Ground thus gave the Indian skipper Virat Kohli a musical send-off when he walked back to the hut whilst the ongoing match. Kohli could add only seven runs to his account as James Anderson chimed in the scene and sent back the batter.

With Kohli walking back to the pavilion, India was reduced at 21-3. This start from the hosts certainly delighted their fans and they did not miss the opportunity to savor the moment. The Barmy Army took it to Twitter to share a video of the fans singing ‘cheerio.’ They are seen bidding goodbye to Kohli as he is walking back to the pavilion. Barmy Army captioned the video as: “Cheerio Virat 👋Jimmy has 3 in the first hour 🐐#ENGvIND.”

The Virat Kohli-Anderson battle

Even before the series started, the Kohli-Anderson contest had already heated up. The cricket enthusiasts were all eager to watch the action unfold and witness the two battle it out against each other. In the ongoing third Test, Anderson yet again came out on top.

Anderson bowled a length ball which Kohli looked to drive through covers but it hit the outside edge and Jos Buttler made no mistake behind the stumps.  Earlier, Anderson has dismissed Kohli for a golden duck in the first innings of the Nottingham Test.

About the ongoing Test match, Anderson helped England to get a dominating start. He sent the in-form KL Rahul back on a duck. Cheteshwar Pujara, who has experienced a lean patch lately, looked to defend but the ball caught the outside edge. Buttler dived low to his right and Pujara lost his wicket. The hosts completely outplayed India in the first session as the batting lineup crumbled.