In Rajkot, India and Australia clashed in the third and final ODI at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. In a lighthearted moment, Virat Kohli playfully displayed some dance moves to amuse Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne.
This occurred when Steve Smith briefly stepped aside to cool down due to the heat. Following Mitchell Marsh’s dismissal, Australia’s reserve players brought a chair and drinks for Smith.
Kohli’s playful behaviour while Smith took a break is gaining widespread attention. Fans are delighted to see a cheerful Virat Kohli in anticipation of the 2023 ICC Cricket ODI World Cup. India’s team is in excellent form as their batsmen consistently score runs, and their bowlers create havoc for the opposition.
Virat Kohli’s playful dance in front of Marnus Labuschagne
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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav made a comeback to the Indian playing 11 after sitting out a few games in the series. All-rounder Washington Sundar also got an opportunity instead of Ravichandran Ashwin. India is expected to reveal the World Cup’s definitive squad in the near future.
Smith walked back to the pavilion when Mohammed Siraj had him LBW for 74 from 61 balls. The challenging weather conditions affected his focus. In the first ODI in Mohali, he scored 41, but in the recent second ODI in Indore, he was out for a golden duck.
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, chose to bat first after winning the toss, and openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh provided a strong start. The left-handed Warner scored 56 from 34 deliveries before Prasidh Krishna dismissed him.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Captain: Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Tanveer Sangha, Josh Hazlewood