Indian skipper Virat Kohli lost his wicket via a run-out with Ajinkya Rahabe scoring 74 in the first innings. He did not show much emotion as he walked back to the pavillion. Meanwhile, former Indian pacer Atul Wassan said Kohli will be hungrier to score in the second innings after missing out on a chance to score a century in the first innings. India scored 244 after Kohli was out for 74 in the first innings.
Former India fast bowler Atul Wassan, however, has a different take on the whole incident. Wassan said the run out might just make the Indian captain hungrier to get a hundred in the second innings.
Virat Kohli is Hungry For Runs: Atul Wassan
“I think there this might favour India. Virat Kohli has so much hunger for scoring runs that he might just be more determined to score one in the second innings. If he had got his ton in first innings then his hunger for a hundred might have been satisfied. If India have to win this match then Kohli’s ton in 2nd innings will be more valuable,” Wassan told ABP News.
Soon after running out Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane was also dismissed for 42 off 92 balls. After resuming day 2 on 233 for 6, India lost their last four wickets for just 10 runs inside the first hour of play.
Wassan further said that Rahane could have considered sacrificing his wicket instead of making a late call. Rahane played the shot to covers and after making the first move bailed out of the run. Meanwhile, Kohli had committed himself to the run and almost crossed midway before he realised that he was left high and dry. Rahane apologised to his skipper immediately after the incident.
Indian bowlers then bowled out Australia for 191 with skipper Tim Paine scoring an unbeaten 77, taking a crucial lead of 53.