Virat Kohli again turned saviour for Indian Team while chasing down the 351 runs target against England in the first ODI of 2017 series and this time Kedar Jadhav accompanied him to make this one of the most monumental run chases in Cricketing history. The team’s journey from being 63/4 at a time and players like Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni losing their wickets to winning the game by 3 wickets and 11 balls the spare, gave us and even the commentators some of the most memorable shots played by these two players.
When Virat Kohli was focusing on rotating the strike, it was Kedar Jadhav who never let the required run rate cross the 7.5 runs mark and by the end of the game, we also saw a match winning innings from Hardik Pandya.
More than 700 runs were scored in the match and a feat like this requires a lot of sixes to be hit by both teams. Well in this case, a total of 21 sixes were registered but the one that came from the bat of ‘Master of Chase’ himself was the showstopper of this game between India and England.
It was nothing like Sehwag’s Upper-Cut or MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot or anything like Chris Gayle’s monstrous hit. Hell!! It was not even an unconventional shot. It was a proper cricketing shot that is also one of the most difficult ones to execute perfectly. Many have returned to pavilion in the past attempting this shot but there is nothing that Virat Kohli can’t execute.
See for Yourself.
And Then Virat Says, he has limitations!!
Out of the 5 sixes, this Awe Inspiring shot even left the commentators in disbelief and they even said that this is something you simply cannot teach, you just have to have it in yourself!!
Did I just see that 😳😳 @imVkohli 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 stop it #INDvENG
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) January 15, 2017
I cannot imagine playing this shot in EA Cricket 2016.#Kohlihttps://t.co/9I6kkWtnvS
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) January 15, 2017
Oh fuck. How does that shot happen? How does Virat Kohli happen?#CricketPorn #INDvsENG
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) January 15, 2017
Shot of the era by Virat Kohli
— Mojo (@Singhlicious) January 15, 2017
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16 Jan 2017