New Delhi: That Virat Kohli is the best with the willow in hind in the current Indian team is an established fact. On Sunday, the Indian captain decided to make a strong case for himself in clinching the best fielders’ tag in the Indian set-up.
Kohli, who has raised the fitness bar by several notches, gave a proof of his rocket arm and accuracy while running out Daniel Christian with a direct hit from long on during the 1st T20I at Ranchi.
The throw crashed onto the stumps even before Ms Dhoni’s gloves could get into position – a rare occurrence in itself.
Australia were already in disarray at 113 for 7 at the start of the 19th over when Daniel Christian decided to take on Kohli for a touch –and-go second run. Kohli hurried on to the ball in the wink of an eye and unleashed a bullet-like return to the striker’s end. A startled looking Dhoni knew it straight away that Christian was short of his ground when the ball hit the stumps and replays proved him right.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 7, 2017
Australia were restricted at 118 for 8 before rain ended their innings after 18.4 overs of play. When play resumed, India were given a target of 48 in 6 overs via DLS method, which the hosts knocked off with 9 wickets in hand and two balls to spare to go 1-0 up in the three match series.