The on-field battle between Kesrick Williams and Virat Kohli has remained to continue during the Thiruvananthapuram T20I on Sunday (8th December) night. However, Williams didn’t go for his familiar notebook celebration, rather than he asked his teammates to keep quiet.
While the Indian captain Virat Kohli’s (94*) powerful batting helped India to chase their highest ever T20I target (208 runs) during the previous T20I at Hyderabad, his reply to the Windies pacer Kesrick Williams attracted the cricket world. During the Kingston T20I on 9th July 2017, Kesrick Williams dismissed Kohli (39 runs) for the first time and made a “tick in the notebook” celebration as a send-off.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli didn’t forget that incident even after the more than two years. In the first T20I of the ongoing three-match T20I series between the hosts India and the visiting side Windies at Hyderabad on last Friday (6th December) night, the Indian skipper gave the similar test to the Windies bowler. While Kohli played a brilliant match-winning knock, it was a horrific night for Kesrick Williams as he had the bowling figures of 3.4-0-60-0 – most expensive T20I bowling figures by a Windies bowler.
During that innings, Kohli mocked the Caribbean bowler by imitating the “tick in the notebook” celebration of Williams.
On Sunday night, India and Windies were playing the second T20I of the series. Kesrick Williams once again dismissed Virat Kohli which was his second success against Kohli in international cricket. This time the Indian captain scored only 19 runs before losing his wicket. However, after dismissing Kohli, Williams didn’t go for any send-off. Rather than he put the finger on his lips that indicated to keep quiet which he asked his teammates at that time.
Here is the video:
— GK (@haikrishnan) December 8, 2019
Virat Kohli is the most T20I run-scorer
However, before losing his wicket, Indian captain Virat Kohli again put his name to the record book as he has regained the top position of the most T20I run-scorer list. He just surpassed fellow opening batsman Rohit Sharma (2,562 runs) and finished the day with only one run ahead of Rohit as Kohli has scored 2,563 T20I runs.