Kesrick Williams sends-off Kohli in some style during the only T20I vs. India
It will go down in history as one of the craziest celebrations.
Published - Jul 10, 2017 8:07 pm | Updated - Jul 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Windies right-arm pacer Kesrick Wiliams breathed fire in his second over of the only T20I against India after the Indian openers had crashed into his bowling plans with some marvellous shots all around the ground. Bowlers sending batsmen off has not been a new phenomenon, in the current age of the game send-offs are pretty common. A similar instance happened in the only T20I between India and the Windies when Virat Kohli was dismissed by Williams, at Jamaica.
Opening the batting for the country, Kohli played some breathtaking shots in the powerplay with 29 runs off 19 deliveries, before Williams returned to the attack for the final over of the powerplay, with India well poised at 54 for no loss at the end of the fifth over. Skipper Kohli had other plans when he walked down the pitch to pull a short delivery over the boundary rope before depositing one to the wide third man boundary.
However, it was the pacer who had the last laugh when he bowled a slower short delivery which Kohli failed to read giving a simple catch to Narine, who was stationed at mid-on. From then, it was Williams’ show with his hilarious celebration.
Flip the book, will you?
It looked as if the right-arm had spent enough time on going through all the popular celebrations before coming up with this one. Williams’ celebration looked as if he had taken an imaginary notebook, flipping through the pages to tick the box with the wicket of the Indian skipper before keeping it back in his pocket.
It might well be the importance of the wicket that tempted Williams’ into such an audacious celebration, but definitely, it will go down in history as one of the craziest celebrations in cricket. The bowler inflicted a run-out just two deliveries after he had dismissed the Indian skipper, with Shikhar Dhawan making the long walk to the pavilion following his 12 balls 23 runs.
Have a close look at the hilarious celebration below:
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