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.
Updated - Jun 8, 2017 6:07 pm
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
— RAJAT KUMAR (@ctplayer18) June 8, 2017
Shikhar Dhawan hitting fours playing on 90s, Sachin should give him a free ticket of his.#INDvSL
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) June 8, 2017
Virat Kohli going a bit too far to prove he can do everything AB De Villiers can do.
— rohitswarrior1 (@The_Sleigher) June 8, 2017
Keep trolling Shikhar Dhawan but he is the fastest Indian to score 10 centuries (77 innings). Virat Kohli took 80 inns to reach the feat.
— Amrendra ✌ (@TheSRKian) June 8, 2017
— MaLik HaMza ? (@iTsMaLiK06) June 8, 2017
Yesterday AB De Villiers ( No.1 )
Today Virat Kohli ( No.3 )
Two days and Two Best ODI batsman got out for Duck!
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) June 8, 2017
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 8, 2017
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 8, 2017
#INDvSL guys now don't say that virat was distracted by dhANUSHKA.
— Kishu sharma (@Kishu1303) June 8, 2017
— ICC Champions Trophy (@CT17_ICCLive) June 8, 2017
Cross 200 quickly, India. You never know when it'll start raining. No Kohli today at the death. #IndvSL
— Fickle (@theficklefan) June 8, 2017
It seems Virat Kohli got out today because he was confused with the name of a Srilankan Player Danushka Gunathilaka ?#INDvSL
— Arun Cool (@Born_Bachelor) June 8, 2017
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) June 8, 2017
— Siddharth Choudhary (@psiddharthp) June 8, 2017
Rohit and Dhawan now are the most successful pair in Champions Trophy matches – 636 in 7
They go past Chanderpaul and Gayle who had 635 Runs
— Kartik (@kartik8597) June 8, 2017
Rohit and Dhawan smashing it again ???
— Ajay Badhan (@AjayBadhan92) June 8, 2017
Rohit And Dhawan are still playing just to ensure that Skipper VK get to read all the Sri lankan Bowlers name before he comes to bat#INDvSL
— Renu Manuja (@RenuManuja) June 8, 2017
The way Rohit and Dhawan are playing..2 minute silence for all those who doubted their selection based upon some IPL performance..#INDvSL
— $hubham (@shubhamrakhecha) June 8, 2017
#INDvSL That half-century made by rohit and dhawan just sobered me inside?
— Dibya Ranjan Rath (@Dibyadashing) June 8, 2017
— The Dark Knight (@theNocturnal__) June 8, 2017
— ???? (@aarxnjohn) June 8, 2017
— Sandeep (@sandeep_Vishu) June 8, 2017
Rohit – Dhawan – 1st Indian pair to put together 3 successive 100+ stands in ODIs #CT17
123 v Aus, SCG
136 v Pak, Edgbaston
115 v SL today *
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) June 8, 2017
— Sejal ??? (@sejal_mokal) June 8, 2017
— Burning Dezire. (@iam_zaid) June 8, 2017
#INDvSL…2 minutes silence for those. Who were against dhawan's selection.. RiP.. loosers
— Amit Kumar Singh (@AmitKum50110245) June 8, 2017
— Phd in Bakchodi !! (@Atheist_Krishna) June 8, 2017
— Hina's Devotee✨ (@KripaBanka) June 8, 2017