Virat Kohli imitates Harbhajan Singh’s bowling action ahead of IND-SL T20I
Harbhajan took everything in good spirit and shared his experience with Virat on the camera.
Updated - Jan 8, 2020 11:49 am
The current Indian captain, Virat Kohli is known for imitating his present and former team-mates on the field. And, this time, it was the veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh’s turn to get to watch his impression by Virat.
Harbhajan who has been out of the Indian side is still active in competitive cricket and has also taken up the job of broadcasting during his off days. During the time he was a regular feature, he performed extremely well. In the 367 matches he played for India, he picked up 711 wickets.
It was during his playing days that he was named the ‘Turbunator’. Harbhajan had last featured in the Indian side, in 2017 and since then he has not played international cricket. His fans though aren’t left wary of his performances. He has been a regular part of the Indian Premier League and has also been playing domestic matches.
In the video that was posted by Star Sports on Twitter, Harbhajan, Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan and Yuzuvendra Chahal were seen sharing a light moment on the field, with Virat being the trigger for the laughter. Virat at the start, imitated the way Harbhajan used to stand after not getting a wicket. The ace batsman then went to imitate his action and seeing that everyone burst into laughter.
Later, during the practice, Virat was seen repeating the same act. Harbhajan took everything in good spirit and shared his experience with Virat on the camera. He appreciated Virat’s acting and said that he did a pretty good job of copying his style, especially the disappointment gesture. Even Harbhajan’s former teammate, Irfan Pathan had words of praise for Virat.
Kohli, though seen having a laugh, must be under immense pressure. With the last match against Sri Lanka in Guwahati not being played, the second match is the one that he will have to win in order to stay alive in the series. The three-match T20I series is currently posed at 0-0 because of the first match was abandoned due to wet pitch and this is the only chance to get the equation in favour. Else, the best possible outcome would be a draw, which he would not want, especially with the T20 World Cup nearing each day.
Who was @imVkohli imitating here?
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— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 7, 2020