Memes on Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni evolve after India’s Hamilton debacle
India lost the match by eight wickets.
Published - Jan 31, 2019 2:00 pm | Updated - Jan 31, 2019 2:00 pm
India made a thunderous start to their five-match ODI series against New Zealand. The Men in Blue won the first three encounters in Napier and Mount Maunganui respectively. Subsequently, they took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. However, the fourth encounter at the Seddon Park in Hamilton turned out to be equivalent to a nightmare for the visiting team.
India lost the match by a mammoth eight wickets as the Black Caps didn’t allow them to get a foothold into the contest at any stage. India had a couple of big omissions for the encounter. Virat Kohli wasn’t a part of the team as he was rested for the last two matches. Moreover, MS Dhoni, the veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, also missed due to a hamstring injury.
It also meant that Shubman Gill made his debut and Rohit Sharma took over the captaincy mantle. The Kiwis won the toss and elected to bowl first and the decision worked wonders for them as they were able to bowl their opponents out for a paltry 92 in 30.5 overs. Left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult came into his own the ripped through the depleted Indian batting lineup.
The hilarious memes on Dhoni and Kohli
He bowled as many as four maidens and picked up a five-wicket haul, conceding 21 runs. Moreover, he bowled those overs at a stretch. Colin de Grandhomme also assisted him by getting rid of three batsmen. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal added 33 runs, but it wasn’t enough to take India over the 100-run mark. Chahal turned out to be India’s highest run-scorer with 18 runs.
The visiting team picked up a couple of wickets, but it was never going to be enough to restrict the Kiwis. In the end, Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls remained not out and helped their team gun the target down with 212 balls to spare. In the meantime, a few hilarious memes surrounding Kohli and Dhoni are doing the rounds.
Here are the memes
— Shubham Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@tigerboyshubham) January 31, 2019
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— Reshma Narayan (@reshmanarayan5) January 31, 2019
— Sgr (@iamsagarcastic) January 31, 2019
Still there are ppl who want MS Dhoni to retire
— Freaky ~ DRaval (@HODL_till_2140) January 31, 2019
— 🅿riyanka🏏 (@The_Priyanka__) January 31, 2019
— Gobyshankar (@GobyDot) January 31, 2019
— Nisarg (@NisargTheGreat_) January 31, 2019
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— S Randhawa🏏 (@SimranR71996476) January 31, 2019