Twitter Reactions: Kyle Jamieson sends back Virat Kohli early in Wellington

Twitter Reactions: Kyle Jamieson sends back Virat Kohli early in Wellington

Kohli scored only two runs before playing a bad shot.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

India and New Zealand are currently fighting it out in the first of the two-match Test series in Wellington. The hosts won the toss and opted to bowl first on a pitch with a greenish tinge on it and the Kiwi seamers led by the debutant Kyle Jamieson have the made the most of the new ball. The visitors have lost wickets in clumps in the first session itself and to everyone’s surprise, Virat Kohli failed to get going and got out after scoring just two runs.

The tourists got off to a decent start with Prithvi Shaw scoring some quick runs early. But he got a brilliant delivery from Tim Southee and without any footwork, Shaw went nowhere only to see his stumps shattered. Cheteshwar Pujara also got a good nut from Kyle Jamieson and India needed a partnership then with Kohli and Mayank Agarwal in the middle.

The latter, to his credit, is playing really well and seems to have made a conscious effort in order to overcome frailties in his technique.

Virat Kohli pokes at one outside off-stump

Virat Kohli is known to be vulnerable to the outside the off-stump line, especially early in his innings. And Jamieson made sure he kept the Indian skipper guessing to eventually affect the dismissal. The tall pacer threw almost everything at Kohli – short of a length delivery, a bouncer, a fuller-length delivery – before just hurling it outside the off-stump and induce a drive from the batsman away from his body.

It was a mistake on Virat Kohli’s part though who should’ve left the ball go to the keeper. He went after the ball searching for runs only to edge it to Ross Taylor at first slip. Though one should credit Jamieson for setting Kohli up nicely earlier in the over.

The 31-year-old will now hope that his team recovers from this position and post a decent total first innings total on the board. He will also be keen to make amends in the second essay and help the side make a comeback in the game. Having said that, it won’t be easy for the visitors, as there is no respite at the moment for them with New Zealand pacers bowling really well. Meanwhile, the Indian fans were left shell shocked to see Kohli play a bad shot and blamed the Indian captain for the same.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: