Team India are off to a poor start in the warm-up match against Leicestershire. Beginning with a single Test match against the Ben Stokes-led team after the warm-up game, the series will then feature three T20 Internationals and as many One-Day Internationals between the two teams. Virat Kohli, the former Indian captain, is in the team to face England. For the domestic T20I series against South Africa, he was rested.
Kohli played a decent knock in the warm-up game. He started very cautiously but was connecting the balls well. He managed to score 33 runs in the game.
Video of Virat Kohli trying to balance his bat has gone viral
After India’s captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed, Virat Kohli came out to bat at number four, to raucous applause from the crowd. He played some fine shots and appeared to be in great shape at the wicket. During his time at the crease, Kohli hit four boundaries and a six.
The former Indian captain stole the show during his innings because it appeared that he was trying to copy Joe Root’s bat-balancing technique. The former captain of India attempted to keep the bat still for a while but was unsuccessful.
Fans were drawn to this incident, and a video of it quickly went viral on social media. It’s interesting because Joe Root did it a few days ago against New Zealand in a test match.
Kohli tried to make his bat stand upright like Root 😭 pic.twitter.com/PJh32dsDPH
— Chand (@AbhiShake_18) June 23, 2022
As the newest member of the 10,000-run club in Test cricket, Root has been in excellent form. With some steady batting and big scores lately in the longest format, he has proven why he is one of the best in the world in the longest format of the game.
Talking about the match, India were 246/8 at the end of the day. The last time the Indian team visited England, Virat Kohli served as captain. India had played four test matches and had a 2-1 series lead. However, a covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp forced the postponement of the fifth game. Virat Kohli scored 218 runs in the four test matches, averaging 31.14 and using a 46.48 strike rate.