Virat Kohli displays undisputed sportsmanship by apologizing for a reckless throw
Kohli's ugly throw hit Sadeera Samarawickrama in the back.
Published - Dec 4, 2017 6:36 pm | Updated - Dec 4, 2017 6:36 pm
He is massively arrogant? Always aggressive? Well, sometimes he is furious, but that is not the real Virat Kohli. On Monday (December 4), the Indian skipper showed his sportsmanship side. After a very reckless throw, which could have injured a batsman badly, Kohli was quick to apologize for his error.
The incident, as it happened
Sri Lankan batter Sadeera Samarawickrama is certainly not having a great time in India. The opener was hit in the helmet by a Murali Vijay shot on the first day of the third Test match between India and Sri Lanka, which is being played at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, while he was fielding on the short-leg position.
On the third day, he had to face another unwanted incident. Sri Lanka were comfortably positioned on 305 runs for 4 wickets, as Ravichandran Ashwin geared up for the 116th over. Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who was batting on 110, tried to sneak a single. But Virat Kohli put in a dive to stop the single.
What happened afterwards, was quite unfortunate. Seeing that Chandimal was out of his crease, the 29-year-old lad tried to aim at the stumps. But before reaching the wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, who was waiting, the ball collided with Sadeera quite nastily. Fortunately for him, he was not injured and carried on batting, but lasted only for 6 more runs before Wriddhiman Saha took a stunning catch to sent him back to the dressing room.
Knowing that his throw was dangerous, Kohli quickly signaled a sign of apology to Sadeera, and also tried to say that he was aiming at the stumps at the other end of the crease, and had no intention to hit him. The Delhi boy then walked to Samarawickrama for a formal apology, and also mentioned why he opted for the hedious throw. The Lankan batter was also very sporting, and even after taking a knock, smiled cheerfully.
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