England vs India: Virat Kohli unveils his own version of helicopter shot
He scored 43 runs during his stay in the middle and lent brilliant support to Rohit in the chase.
Published - Jul 9, 2018 5:13 pm | Updated - Jul 9, 2018 5:13 pm
The Indian team is enjoying a happy space in their ongoing UK tour after winning four out of the five matches they’ve played so far. Their victory in Bristol on Sunday was by far the best of the lot as they chased down the total of 199 runs courtesy of a sensational century from Rohit Sharma. However, he also received brilliant support from skipper Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya. The former, during his stay in the middle, unveiled his version of the helicopter shot on the off-side that the crowd absolutely loved to watch.
After losing two quick wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, India needed someone to steady the ship and lend valuable support to Rohit who was looking good. The skipper stepped up to the task almost nonchalantly and made things look extremely easy in a 10-an-over chase. Kohli got going immediately which reduced the pressure of the stylish opener at the other end and the juggernaut of the run-scoring continued in Bristol.
Kohli’s off-side Helicopter shot
It was that sort of day for Kohli when he was middling everything and the team’s score reflected the same. The 14th over was in progress and the scoreboard read 135/1 with the partnership flourishing to trouble the hosts. Liam Plunkett bowled the full delivery outside off as Kohli sent it over long-off for a maximum with extreme brilliance.
His backfoot stumbled while playing the shot but he had forced all his body weight into it after which the ball went into the crowd like a tracer bullet. The man himself was surprised and flashed a big smile on his face. It was his version of the helicopter shot certainly and it suggested from the way he ended up in the followthrough after playing the shot.
Kohli eventually got out in the 15th over off Chris Jordan but not before scoring a valiant knock of 43 runs off 29 balls which set India up for a victory.
Here’s the video:
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