Was Virat Kohli in Hyderabad today?
Anyone who has been keeping up with Indian cricket in the last few days will be surprised by the question. India are in Hyderabad today for the first of the five-Test series at home against England. It was reported three days before this Test that Kohli has taken leave from the first two Tests of the series due to personal emergency.
That being said, Kohli was in Hyderabad today and Indian captain Rohit Sharma even bowed by touching his feet while batting!
Feeling confused? In that case, let us first say that this Kohli is not the real Kohli. A fan wearing a ‘Kohli’ jersey entered the field during the third session of the Test in Hyderabad today. Rohit was at the crease at that time. The devotee ran and bowed by touching Rohit’s feet.
Needless to say, entering the spectator field is a big crime in cricket. The fan was not allowed to stay on the field after the offense of trespassing. The security guards of the stadium immediately ran into the field and took him out.
However, Rohit could not do much in the match today. He got out after scoring 24 runs off 27 balls. But India had a great day. The power of the bowlers made England all out for 246 runs within a few moments of the third session. In response, opener Yasswi Jaiswal’s aggressive batting made India score 119 runs in 23 overs, losing the wicket of Rohit. Jaiswal is unbeaten on 76 runs off 70 balls.