Twitter erupts as Virat Kohli scored a duck after brilliant starts from Dhawan-Rohit

Twitter erupts as Virat Kohli scored a duck after brilliant starts from Dhawan-Rohit

Rare failure for Virat Kohli after Dhawan-Rohit lit up Oval.

Virat Kohli of India
Virat Kohli of India. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

After the start provided by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli yet again carried the expectation of the masses for taking the Indians to a winning score, batting the Sri Lankans out of the game. However, it turned out to be exactly the opposite as Virat Kohli returned back to the pavilion without troubling the scorer.

Virat Kohli followed the trend which was set by his Royal Challengers Bangalore colleague and close friend AB de Villiers who scored a duck yesterday against the Pakistani. Virat Kohli walked in after the dismissal of the in-form Rohit Sharma and nicked one to the keeper Niroshan Dickwella off the bowling of Pardeep.

After losing the toss, Angelo Matthews won the toss and elected to field first and faced the wrath of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma’s blade. The duo continued their form from the Pakistan game by scoring yet another hundred-run partnership. They put on 136 runs stand against Pakistan and followed it up yet again with a partnership of 138 from just about 25 overs.

Virat Kohli walked in when Rohit Sharma tried to hook one from Malinga and spooned a simple catch to Thisara Perera placed at fine-leg. After watching a few deliveries, Virat Kohli tried to nudge one towards the fine leg, but only managed to nick one in the process.

This was a rare event as it was the first time Virat Kohli was dismissed without opening his account in a major ICC event. No prizes for guessing, Twitter absolutely erupted after seeing the modern master of limited overs cricket left the pitch at Kennington Oval scoring a Golden Duck. Sri Lanka would be relieved to see the back of the who has troubled the side in the past, way too much for their liking. Before the start of the game, Virat Kohli averaged 56.24 against the Lankans, which included the mammoth 133* against the Sri Lankans

Let us look at how Twitter reacted to Kohli’s innings