Virat Kohli tries to balance the batted bat during the tour match against Leicestershire
Michael Vaughan never passes up an opportunity to poke fun at Indian cricket and cricketers on social media and the former England captain was at it again when he posted a hilarious comment on a video of Virat Kohli trying to balance his bat during the first day of India’s tour match against Leicestershire.
“Virat is not in the same bat balancing competition as Joe,” Vaughan tweeted on the video that has now gone viral.
Virat is not in the same Bat balancing league as Joe ???????? https://t.co/CJSvpPVB0W
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 23, 2022
Although India got off to a poor start in Thursday’s warm-up game against Leicestershire, a positive sign was former captain Virat Kohli’s at bat. He hit with confidence and looked ready for a big score. Aside from his confident stroke play, there was another point in Kohli’s innings that went viral on social media. On Day 1, 34-year-old Kohli tried to balance the bat upright without any support. It was reminiscent of what ex England captain Joe Root had done during a recent test match against New Zealand.
Kohli was eventually sacked for 33 as India reached 246/8 on day one, mainly thanks to wicketkeeper KS Bharat’s unbeaten 70.
India decided to declare their first innings on the overnight score and let the bowlers try their hand at Leicestershire batters, including Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant.
While Pujara was fired by Mohammed Shame for a duck, Pant scored a spotty half-century.
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