India’s Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli were understandably overjoyed after the Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka on Thursday, January 12. The hosts won by four wickets at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, completing the series 2-0 with one match remaining.
After the game, the stadium was treated to a spectacular light and sound show. The vibes appeared to have encouraged both Kishan and Kohli to groove to the music and dance in unison.
Fans in the stands were enthralled by the way the two star batters demonstrated their dance moves. Some people were also able to capture the same thing in a video that has since gone viral on social media.
Here’s the link to the video:
Virat Kohli & Ishan Kishan dancing during the light show at Eden. pic.twitter.com/WRw8Xb5msC
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Chasing 216 for a series-clinching win after a superb bowling performance, India scored quickly but fell to 86/4 in the 15th over. KL Rahul’s patient 64-run knock, combined with contributions from Hardik Pandya (36) and Axar Patel (21) saw the Men in Blue home with 40 balls to spare.
With the series already won, Team India can experiment with their starting lineup in the third and final ODI, which will be played in Thiruvananthapuram. One obvious decision will be to include in-form players such as Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.
Kishan has been in and out of India’s white-ball squad for quite some time. Many, however, believed that his double century against Bangladesh last month was enough to secure his place as an ODI opener.
When captain Rohit Sharma told reporters that the team was willing to back Shubman Gill instead, many people were surprised. Gill hasn’t made the most of his opportunities against Sri Lanka so far, missing out on a chance to score a big hundred in both games.