Kohli scored 33 before being sacked by Roman Walker© Twitter
On Day 1 of the Warm-up Tour match between India and Leicestershire, Virat Kohli seemed to have a good relationship. After India was five-down in Leicester, the former India captain hit a 50-plus tie with KS Bharat. He was confident with his strokes. He hit four fours and one six. It looked like Kohli was ready for a big score in the match. However, it was not to be. In the 41st over of the day, as he faced fast bowler Roamn Walker, Kohli went for a ride against a fuller delivery.
It looked as if the ball went past Kohli’s bat and went into the hands of the Leicestershire wicketkeeper. The bowler made a fervent appeal, and after much deliberation, the umpire raised his fingers. Kohli looked relaxed at first and was surprised when he was handed out. He then asked the umpire about the resignation, who said Kohli was LBW. The batter then walked away.
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† Kohli (33) lbw Walker.@RomanWalker17 strikes again! This time he hits Kohli’s pads, and after a long wait, the referee’s finger goes up.
Off or not off?
— Leicestershire foxes (@leicsccc) June 23, 2022
The Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team aims to win the Test series against England. The visitors are leading 2-1 in the streak that had to be halted midway through last year due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. The rescheduled Test will be played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham from 1 July. Ahead of the all-important test, the Indians kicked off their Tour on Thursday with a warm-up game against Leicestershire.
The start of the warm-up match was quite entertaining as Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took the field to the tune of bhangra music and dhols. Dancers dressed in traditional Punjabi attire were seen dancing as the players took to the field. Some Indian players couldn’t hide their smiles at the situation.
Indian star players Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna have been added to the rival Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) squad. They play under captain Sam Evans.
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