WTC Final: Virat Kohli was out early on the fifth day of the WTC final. Fast bowler Bowland once again punched Kohli on the ball going out of the off stump and caught it in the slip and dashed India’s hopes. Kohli scored 49 runs, let us know that when the fourth day’s play was over, Kohli was playing with 44 runs. On the fifth day, Kohli had a lot of hope. But by adding 5 runs, Kohli caught Steve Smith standing in the slip in an attempt to hit the cover drive on the ball outside the off stump.
Kohli faced 49 balls in his 78-run innings and hit 7 fours.
2018 at The Oval Virat Kohli out at 49 Tried to drive a full and wide ball, gets a thick edge and out to Root at second slip.
2023 at The Oval Virat Kohli out at 49 Tried to drive a full and wide ball, gets a thick edge and out to Smith at second slip.
Kohli looked very disappointed after being out, while his wife Anushka, who was sitting in the stand, also looked very calm. Indian fans had high expectations from Kohli, but once again King Kohli’s weakness came to the fore and he returned to the pavilion with a bat on the ball going out.
At the same time, Ravi Shastri, who was commenting on Kohli’s wicket, reacted and during the commentary, said, “Steve Smith is adopting everything related to Virat Kohli. I even caught this great catch.” (Steven Smith drops nothing of Virat Kohli. He takes everything, even a blinder)
Jadeja was also caught on the ball of Bowland soon after Kohli was out. Jadeja has returned to the pavilion without scoring runs. Now it seems difficult for India to reach the target. At the time of writing this news, India’s 5 wickets had fallen to 179 runs.