Vaughan pokes enjoyable at Kohli after batter makes an attempt Root's 'bat-balancing' trick | Cricket

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Team India returned to motion in whites throughout a four-day warm-up match towards Leicestershire, because it prepares for the fifth and remaining Test of the sequence towards England. The Test – initially scheduled in Manchester final 12 months – was postponed after a number of Covid-19 instances within the Indian camp and can now be performed in Edgbaston. On Day 1, India had a combined day because the facet ended at 246/8 in 60.2 overs earlier than rain ultimately halted the motion.

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Wicketkeeper-batter Srikar Bharat remained unbeaten on 70 however the remaining gamers within the batting order did not impress. Former India captain Virat Kohli did look promising however he was dismissed on 33 off 69 balls.

During his innings, Kohli drew consideration from the followers on Twitter after the cameras caught the batter seemingly attempting to mimic Joe Root’s magical ‘bat-balancing’ trick. In the primary Test of the sequence towards New Zealand earlier this month, Root extremely managed to get the bat balancing within the air with out touching it.

Kohli, too, tried at doing the identical however ultimately gave up, as he put his focus again on the motion on the crease. Former England captain Michael Vaughan had a humorous tackle the incident, as he referred to the comparisons between the 2 batters. “Virat not in the same Bat balancing league as Joe,” Vaughan wrote.

Earlier within the recreation, India captain Rohit Sharma had gained the toss and opted to bat. However, the facet confronted an early blow as opener Shubman Gill departed after a brisk 21. Six overs later, Rohit, too, was dismissed on 25 as he miscued a pull shot. India had been left reeling at 81/5 at one stage after Hanuma Vihari (3), Shreyas Iyer (0), and Ravindra Jadeja (13) all departed cheaply.

Kohli and Bharat, then, cast a 57-run stand, and Umesh Yadav (23) partnered with the wicketkeeper-batter for 64 runs for the eighth wicket. Alongside Bharat, Shami remained unbeaten on 18.



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