New Delhi: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli played a sensible knock to draw the first Test against England at Rajkot. Kohli, who has mastered the art of chasing in limited-overs cricket, showed his adaptability in the traditional format as well.
India were in dire straits as English bowlers left them wobbling at 118/5 at one stage on Day 5 at Rajkot. As wickets tumbled from one end, Kohli as usual put a prize on his wicket and batted till the end.
However, as the fans looked tense during India's chase, Kohli didn't fail to show his funny side.
In one of the overs bowled by left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari, the ball probably hit one of the rough patches on the pitch and it bounced so much that wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow collected it way above his head.
Kohli too was taken aback by the delivery, but wasted no time in looking at the umpires to ask whether it should have been signalled as one bouncer for the over, a call that is extremely rare for a spinner.
The commentators broke into laughter as the skipper too had a smile on his face.
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The second Test is scheduled to be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam from November 17.