Getting Virat Kohli out was one of the happiest moments for Tabraiz Shamsi

Getting Virat Kohli out was one of the happiest moments for Tabraiz Shamsi

Shamsi shared one of his most memorable on-field moments.

Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa
Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli seems to be in a completely different league at the moment with the kind of batting performances he has been producing. He has made it a habit to score runs day in and day out and averages over a hundred in ODIs this year. Hence, his wicket is often the key for the opposition and there isn’t a better feeling for a bowler to have Kohli’s scalp against his name. South African chinaman spinner Tabraiz Shamsi cannot agree more and shared a pleasant memory.

Kohli has had a dream run playing in South Africa earlier this year. He ended up as the leading run-scorer in both the Test and ODI series. The 29-year-old batsman got 286 runs in six Test innings. Further, he went on to add 558 runs in the 6-match ODI series at a staggering average of 186 leaving everyone absolutely stunned. Hence, the expectations were high on him for the T20I series as well.

Shamsi feels that there aren’t many better players than Virat Kohli

In the first T20I between the two nations, Team India was put into bat first by the hosts. Rohit Sharma (21 off 9 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (72 off 39 balls) got the team off to a great start. The Indian skipper walked in at number four after Suresh Raina got out and was looking good. The team’s score was 108/2 after 9.2 overs.

Shamsi, who bowled the tenth over of the innings managed to outfox Virat with a quicker delivery that just spun enough. The ball hit him on the pads and the umpire gave it out immediately. Although Kohli reviewed it, it didn’t go his way and he was out after scoring 26 off 20 balls. The chinaman claims that this wicket is one of his best on-field memories.

“It’s always a nice challenge competing against the best in the world and there haven’t been many better than this man in the history of the game… one of my happiest moments ever on the field,” he tweeted reminiscing the incident. Also, he shared a video of the dismissal.

Here is Shamsi’s post:

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