Virat Kohli had pulled off a great bit of fielding earlier in the game but couldn’t dismiss Ross Taylor
India captain Virat Kohli led his side to a seven-wicket win in the second T20I against New Zealand.
The captain didn’t have a great day with the bat as he scored just 11 runs in the win. Kohli’s bowler’s however, did a great job in restricting New Zealand to 132/5.
India were excellent in the field too as they didn’t give New Zealand too many freebies, but Kohli was responsible for one such moment in the clash.
This happened as Ross Taylor was trying to accelerate the run-rate for the home side.
Taylor was on 11 at the time and seemed set to lose his wicket. The Kiwi star had sent the ball straight to Kohli but the India captain dropped an easy catch.
Kohli covered his face after making the error and Jasprit Bumrah, the bowler was also surprised with the drop.
The pair could smile after the drop though as India were in an excellent position.
Even with Kohli doing well to dismiss Colin Munro with a great catch, several fans reacted hilariously to the mistake too:
King Kohli doesn't drop catches, but when he does, makes sure that's of his teams advantage. Dropped Taylor who scored 18 off 24 balls.
— Anand Srivastha (@Jigarthanda) January 26, 2020
Virat Kohli's spilling of that Ross Taylor catch seems to have cost the team dear…I'm talking about the New Zealand team. It costs them 10 to 15 runs.
— C.VENKATESH (@C4CRICVENKATESH) January 26, 2020
Virat Kohli dropped Ross Taylor cos he remembered watching Jab Harry Met Sejal with Anushka. #NZvsIND
— Barkhurdaar… 🇮🇳 (@BloodyKamina) January 26, 2020
hahahahha smart kohli … dint wanted taylor to get out
— Niki (@niki_naughty) January 26, 2020
Kohli knows that taylor is playing tuk tuk thats why he dropped taylor
— KING KOHLI FOREVER 💉💉💉 (@KingKohli_183) January 26, 2020
Kohli’s drop doesn’t hurt India
New Zealand posted a target of 133 and India reached that with seven wickets in hand and 15 balls to spare.
KL Rahul did most of the damage for the away side as he made 57 from 50 balls. He was helped by Shreyas Iyer, who made 44 from 33 and continued his fine form from the first T20I.
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