England vs India: Virat Kohli lauded for exhibiting sportsmanship

England vs India: Virat Kohli lauded for exhibiting sportsmanship

Kohli walked away after being stumped by Jos Buttler without waiting for the umpire's decision.

England v India - 1st ODI: Royal London One-Day Series
Virat Kohli of India bats. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

A highlight of India’s win in the first ODI against England in Trent Bridge was skipper Virat Kohli. His partnership with Rohit Sharma coupled with a milestone of a half-century was something truly amazing in India’s victory. Having taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series, Kohli will certainly be hoping for more of the same from his band of merry men as they now face up to the might of Eoin Morgan’s men at Lord’s

However, one aspect about the Indian skipper’s performance on the day that caught the eye of many was the simple fact that he exhibited some fantastic spotsmanship. After being dismissed following a brisk 75, the 29-year old Indian skipper was stumped when he failed to pick up a wrong one from the palm of Adil Rashid.

However, instead of waiting for the third umpire to make his decision, Kohli, knowing that he was undone began making his way back towards the dressing room. This was viewed by many to be the mark of a great sportsman.

However, in spite of this, the Indians ended up securing a rather impressive win. Rohit Sharma was the master of the chase this time around courtesy of some effortless batting, something that saw him reach his 18th ODI ton with relative ease. In the bowling department, there was Kuldeep Yadav who was perhaps the most effective of the bowlers when he conceded just the 25 runs and picked up six England scalps in his quota of 10 overs.

The win witnesses the Indians take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The second ODI will be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground – the quintessential spiritual home of cricket.

Here is the video of what transpired

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