WTC Final: Virat Kohli sends Twitter into meltdown with his classy cover drive

WTC Final: Virat Kohli sends Twitter into meltdown with his classy cover drive

Kohli hit only one four during his 124-ball knock.

Virat Kohli's cover drive
Virat Kohli’s cover drive. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The much-awaited final of the World Test championship between India and New Zealand finally commenced on June 19, Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The Day 1 of the showpiece event was washed out due to rain but the fans weren’t disappointed on Day 2 as India kickstarted the event by batting in the first innings.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill flaunted their class at the start of the game as they opened the innings for India. Both the openers looked calm in the middle and gave time to themselves to settle on the pitch. While India dominated in the first 20 overs, New Zealand managed to make a comeback as Kyle Jamieson gave the first breakthrough to his team.

In the 21t over, Rohit marched back to the pavilion after scoring 34 runs. He was soon followed by his opening partner Gill. Shubman lost his wicket to Neil Wagner. The responsibility then fell on the shoulders of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to rebuild the Indian innings and take the team to a respectable total.

Virat Kohli leads from the front in the WTC Final

Walking in the middle at number four, the Indian skipper looked confident. The way Virat played the first few balls clearly gave an indication to the opposition team that he is here to stay. Meanwhile, the skipper opened his innings in the historic event with a classic cover drive.

On the first ball of the 27th over by Wagner, Kohli added the first four runs to his name as he produced his trademark shot. Wagner bowled a half-volley and Virat leaned into a stunning check drive through the covers to accumulate four runs.

The cover drive by the Indian skipper sent Twitter into a meltdown. The cricket fans couldn’t stop talking about the classical shot from the 32-year-old from New Delhi. 

It was just the beginning for the veteran as he led from the front to help India make a comeback in the game. Soon after, Cheteshwar Pujara also lost his wicket but the captain and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane are keeping India alive with their resilience and valiance. After 64.6 overs, Virat is playing at 44 while Rahane has added 29 runs to the scoreboard with India reeling at 146 for three.