virat kohli: India vs England: Mark Wood walked up to Virat Kohli to praise his six | Cricket News


2021-03-18 03:47:59

AHMEDABAD: England pace bowler Mark Wood said on Wednesday that he reached out to Virat Kohli, acknowledging one of his sixes, after the India skipper hammered him for 16 runs in an over during the third T20 international here.
After Wood had wreaked havoc in his first three overs, Kohli took him apart in his fourth and final over. The India captain hit two sixes and a four in those six balls. The first six was something that caught Wood’s eye.
Kohli walked across the stumps and anticipating the line and length, he got into a position to pull Wood in front of square.

“Good players are allowed to do that. I said to him at the end ‘that first ball you hit for six was a hell of a shot’. He got in, took his time and went at the end. He is a fantastic player we try to get out early. This time we didn’t but we were still pleased with the score we kept them to,” said Wood on Wednesday.
“I bowled what I wanted to do and he just played good shots,” added Wood.
Despite Kohli’s 77 not out, England managed to restrict India to 156 in their 20 overs and then easily chased the total, winning by eight wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
The fourth T20I will be played on Thursday.



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