Virat Kohli was seen and heard at his funniest best during the fourth and final Test of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia is currently underway at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and is meandering towards a draw.
India leads the series 2-1 and has already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the first two Tests in Nagpur and Delhi, despite losing the third match in Indore.
Virat Kohli, whose bat was quiet since his last Test century in November 2019 and last fifty since January 2022, roared back to form, as he slammed a hard-fought and disciplined 186 runs in India’s first innings, helping India to 591 in reply to Australia’s 480.
His knock ensured India averted the possibility of a loss in the Test match and this showed in his mannerism on the field as well when Australia batted on day five of the Test. After Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the nightwatchman Matthew Kuhnemann, who had opened the innings on day four, the world’s No. 1 Test batter, Marnus Labuschagne, arrived at the crease to bat at No. 3.
As he walked out to bat, Virat Kohli was heard saying on the stump mic that he will get into the plane first after the match ends and will pilot the vehicle as well.
In a video that is going viral on social media, Virat can be seen and heard saying, “10 minute dur hai. Plane mein pehle he baith jaunga. Main udaunga aaj.”
Kohli saying – Plane mei pehle beth jaunga plane m udaunga🤣#CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/hkhsHi3zG2
— Aadi (@Aadi_16_) March 13, 2023
Even though the reference of his comment was not clear from the video, it is assumed that the Indian players had some friendly banter with each other during the day’s play.
India Qualifies For The ICC World Test Championship 2023 Final
The Indian team joined Australia in the final of the ICC World Test Championship 2023 Final after New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in the first Test at Christchurch on March 13, 2023. Sri Lanka needed to win both the Tests of the series to have a chance to qualify for the final.
But thanks to a brilliant unbeaten century by Kane Williamson, New Zealand barely reached the 285-run target on the last ball of the Test, giving the Kiwis a win by 2 wickets.
As a result, India made it into the finals, irrespective of the result of the ongoing Ahmedabad test, and will face Australia in the WTC final to be played in Oval from June 7-11.