With his team in dire need of getting a good start to post a good total in the ongoing match against Gujarat Lions, Virat Kohli disappointed once again. The India skipper, who could not even open his account in the previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders when his team was bowled out for a paltry 49, was sent back this time by Basil Thampi for just 10 runs.
The dashing batsman made an unusually slow start, scoring just 1 run off his first five balls before flicking Thampi for a brilliant six in the second over. However, Thampi had the last laugh when he came out to bowl his next over. The right-arm pacer bowled a short delivery directed towards Kohli’s body and slightly towards the leg stump. The ball deserved to be hit and as expected Kohli went for the pull. However, his shot went straight into the hands of Aaron Finch at short fine leg who made no mistake in pouching it. A dejected Kohli could do nothing except smiling on his poor luck before leaving the field.
Here is a clip of that dismissal: