'Shut the f**k up' - Virat Kohli shuts down Christchurch crowd after Tom Latham's dismissal
Virat Kohli hogged the spotlight on Day 2 on a couple of occasions.
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India is currently involved in the final game of the two-match Test series against New Zealand. On Day 2 the hosts batting line up kneeled down in front of the Indian pace bowling attack that brought the visitors back into the game. It was a day that went into the corner of India’s bowlers and they received applauds for the same from the cricketing fraternity. But, one thing that hit the headlines other than Team India’s performance was the rivalry of Virat Kohli and New Zealand crowd due to which Indian skipper was forced to have some heated moments on the second day.
New Zealand got off to a poor start to their innings on Day 2 as they lost their opener, Tom Blundell, just after adding only three runs to the scoreboard. The right-hander got out in front of the stumps off Umesh Yadav. Kane Williamson, the Kiwi skipper, who came out to bat on number three was sent back to pavilion quite early as he nicked the outswinger bowled by Jasprit Bumrah that was caught by Rishabh Pant behind the stumps.
Virat Kohli loses his cool on Day 2 against New Zealand
It was a poor day for the hosts as their batters failed to cope up against the brilliant fast bowling of Indian fast bowling line-up that comprised of Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami. The Kiwi side was dismissed for a score of 235 runs that was seven runs less than the score posted by Team India in their first innings.
Although Indian bowlers hogged the headlines with their superb bowling display. But, there was one thing that went against them was the behavior of Virat Kohli as he was spotted using some abusive words for a particular section of the crowd that was chanting something against Team India. It is well known that the Indian skipper sometimes gets carried away with his emotions and the same happened on Day 2 after the dismissal of Kiwi batsman Tom Latham.
The instance happened when Tom Latham got bowled off Mohammed Shami. Soon, after that Kohli jumped with joy to express his happiness over the dismissal of Latham. Meanwhile, he turned towards a section of the crowd and said, “Shut The F**K Up.” It was easily readable from the lip-sync of Kohli in a video that is going viral on social media.
Earlier, he had given the same sought of a send-off to the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson after he was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah.
Here is the video:
Stfu. This is the @imVkohli we all know 🤫❤️ #INDvsNZTestCricket #NZvsIND #Kohli #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/MXaps2RX5L
— Adish Shetty (@AdishShetty18) March 1, 2020