Twitterati react to Virat Kohli’s spirited gesture after Joe Root’s wicket


Team India put up a great show in the third Test match in Ahmedabad, which is a pink-ball affair as well. While the bowlers restricted the opponents within 112 runs that too inside 50 overs, it was the captain Virat Kohli whose celebration stole the limelight. 

However, it took place on the 22nd over of England’s innings when veteran India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin trapped Joe Root before the stumps and sent him in for 17. Root failed to judge the ball as the ball gripped and turned to hit his front pad as well. And, the umpire didn’t take time before raising his finger.

However, after the dismissal, Virat Kohli was seen screaming and pumping his fists downwards at least three times after the England captain Joe Root was dismissed on Day 1 of the pink-ball Test. Root, although, went for the review, replays showed that the ball has hit the leg stump.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the celebration:

However, prior to the game, England captain Joe Root commented on India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. He said that the youngster is an extraordinarily talented player but they need to dismiss him early in order to make sure a comfortable win.

Rishabh Pant has been in a formidable form in the Test series against England so far. He is currently the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 168 runs from two games and he is just after the England captain Joe Root and Indian opener Rohit Sharma as well.

While speaking about his power-hitting abilities, the swashbuckling finisher during the pre-match virtual press-conference on Tuesday, Root told, “He (Pant) is a fine player and plays some extraordinary shots. He makes it very difficult for some bowlers to bowl at him. But more than anything, (it is on us as to) can we keep him quiet and can we make it difficult for him to really take us on and find ways of either getting him off the strike or get him out. Rishabh is extremely talented and he has got a great game but he will give you a chance and we just got to be ready to take that when it comes.”

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