Virat Kohli spends light moments with wife Anushka ahead of the Adelaide ODI
Kohli failed with the bat in the first ODI in Sydney.
Published - Jan 13, 2019 7:12 pm | Updated - Jan 13, 2019 7:13 pm
India are in the same position in the ODI series as they were in the T20I series against Australia in November when they began the tour Down Under. Virat Kohli and Co lost the first match of the series in the shortest format and after the second match was washed out, came back strongly to tie the series by winning the final match. In the ODI series, too, the visitors started with a loss in the first game in Sydney and now have all the hard work to do to level the series in Adelaide where the second game will be played on January 15.
However, it is not the first time that captain Kohli has found himself in such pressure situation and the fans got a glimpse of that when Kohli’s actress wife Anushka Sharma took to Instagram to share a photo of her spending light times with horses ahead of the second ODI. The pair also got their own pictures clicked apart from those with the animals and the power couple looked absolutely refreshing.
Here is Anushka’s post
Kohli failed to click in first ODI in Sydney
Kohli himself failed with the bat after India came out to chase the target of 289 against the Kangaroos, falling for just three runs off eight balls. India had a horrible start to their innings losing three wickets for just four runs and even though opener Rohit Sharma slammed a magnificent century (133 off 129 balls) and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni scored 51 off 96 balls, it was far too steep a climb for India and they lost the game by 34 runs to concede a 0-1 lead.
India will now need to win both the remaining matches in the three-game series in Adelaide and Melbourne to secure the series. It is the second time that India are playing Australia in a bilateral ODI series Down Under and they lost the first one played in 2016 by 1-4 margin. Meanwhile, India’s U-19 World Cup star Shubman Gill and all-rounder Vijay Shankar got calls as replacements for under-fire cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya who have been suspended pending inquiry over a controversial television airing.