Virat Kohli marked his return to the Indian team with the ODI series against Bangladesh and was not having the best time on the pitch as a batsman. But what he did on the field cemented his status as one of the best fielders in the game. On Shakib Al Hasan’s bowling, Kohli took a brilliant one-handed catch with the Bangladeshi all-rounder receiving marching orders. The video of Virat’s spectacle has since gone viral on social media, with fans praising the banner boy of Indian cricket.
After missing the tour of New Zealand after the 2022 T20 World Cup, Kohli returned to the team in the first ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday. Team India struggled with the bat in the series opener and were knocked out for just 186 runs.
KL Rahul was the top scoring batsman for India, scoring 73 off 70 balls. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored 27 off 31 balls while Kohli was dismissed for a meager score of 9 runs off 15 balls.
In the field, however, Kohli made amends by producing an incredible catch to send off the well set Shakib Al Hasan. Here’s the video:
We bet you will see this more than once @imVkohli pulled a shouter into the field to send Shakib Al Hasan back into the dugout
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) December 4, 2022
As for the game, with the exception of KL Rahul, none of the Indian batters even got past 30 runs. Shakib was the wrecker-in-chief for the Bangla Tigers, taking 5 wickets for just 36 runs in his 10 overs quota.
With the ball, the Indian team showed itself dominant against Bangladesh. Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar were all among the wickets as India kept Bangladesh’s score in check while defending the low total.
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