The Indian captain Virat Kohli took out the notebook and checked Kesrick Williams after he smashed him for a six in the first T20I at Hyderabad. Kohli led the charge of India’s highest-ever successful T20I run chase as his 94 runs helped the hosts in going 1-0 up in the three-match series. This is also Kohli’s highest score in the T20I format. Meanwhile, Kesrick Williams has his own way of celebrating his dismissals.
Williams takes out an imaginary notebook and writes the batsman’s name which he has dismissed and then puts the tick in front of him. Back in 2017, Williams had done the same when he got the better of Indian captain Virat Kohli. Kohli had remembered the same and gave a taste of his own medicine to Kesrick Williams.
Kohli was on fire in the second half of his innings.
Virat Kohli said that he still remembers the old incident. However, Kohli added that the game should be played the hard way on the field but there should be respect for the opponent.
Kohli said in the post-match presentation, “It’s not the CPL (about Williams’s celebration), it happened to me in Jamaica when he got me out. So I thought I’ll tick a few in the notebook as well, but all good. There were a few words, but smiles at the end. That’s what you want to see. Good competitive cricket but in the end shake hands and give a hi-fi. That’s what cricket is all about. Play it hard but have respect for opponents”.
On the other hand, KL Rahul played a fine knock of 62 runs as he batted at the top of his game. The flamboyant took 40 balls to score his runs with the help of five fours and four sixes. Kohli and Rahul added 100 runs for the second wicket alliance.
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