Virat Kohli loves to have fun on the cricket pitch. However, that is just not it. He also loves to enjoy himself in the nets. He does so by imitating some of his rivals and former cricketers. That is once again the case this time. King Kohli is at it again. This time, it was ahead of the first Test in Ahmedabad, the third of the series against England.
The skipper of the Indian team and the Royal Challengers Bangalore is known to have fun. He is always doing something silly to release stress and have a laugh. Such was the case this time once again.
What Virat Kohli Did And The Video That Went Viral On Social Media?
The captain of the Indian team was having fun in the nets ahead of this crucial game. The series was tied at 1-1 and Kohli decided to have some fun. It was England who won the toss and decided to bat. However, it was videos of Virat Kohli that went viral on Social Media.
In one video, he could be seen imitating Steve Smith while practising batting. He was fooling around in the nets after playing a shot. That is something that the Australian batsman does quite often.
In another video, he was practising bowling in the nets. In this instance, Virat Kohli was seen imitating former cricketer and South African legend Jacques Kallis. Below is the Tweet of the video that went viral-
Kohli as Kallis
Kohli as Steve Smith 😂 pic.twitter.com/TpwGXrZJzg
— AlreadyGotBanned 😄 (@KirketVideoss) February 24, 2021
It is good to see that the skipper is relaxed before a crucial game. This is something that is needed at times to calm the players down. The cricketers are under a lot of pressure as well. They need to focus and be calm at the same time too.
Why This Is A Crucial, Must-Win Game For Team India?
Team India needs to win this game if they want to play in the final of the World Test Championship. In fact, both teams need the win. However, Virat Kohli will be more desperate to do so in order to prove his worth as a captain. Joe Root still has the 50-over World Cup to his name.
However, Virat Kohli needs to win some big international trophies to add to his name. The pressure will be more on him than on Root. Keeping that in mind, the right mindset and attitude are needed from the team. They have started the game positively, yet need to keep going. If they become complacent as they did in the first Test match, things can go downhill rather quickly.
After a quick wicket for Ishant Sharma and local boy Axar Patel, England had steadied the ship. Zak Crawley was playing the anchor role along with skipper Joe Root. He was scoring quickly as well. Team India and Virat Kohli need more wickets if they want to stay in the game, as Crawley could really hurt them. He is approaching a well-deserved 50 and it is time for him to go (for Team India’s sake).