Team India batter Virat Kohli could not make an impact in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Thursday, January 12 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He was dismissed cheaply by Lahiru Kumara with a brilliant delivery in the match. Kohli slammed a century in the first game, which India eventually won by 67 runs. However, he suffered a failure in the next match.
Chasing 216 runs, Team India got off to a poor start losing skipper Rohit Sharma with 33 runs on the board. Soon they lost Shubman Gill and were reduced to 41/2 in around six overs. Veteran batter Virat Kohli came out to bat at number three, eyeing to continue his great run. However, Lahiru Kumara’s brilliance ended his stay at the crease.
In the tenth over, Lahiru Kumara bowled a length ball outside off stump. It nipped back in sharply and kept a bit low. Kohli was surprised by the bounce and the movement and ended up edging into the stumps. He had to walk back to the hut for just four runs off nine deliveries, with India reeling at 62/3.
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*💥 WICKET:* 🎯 🎳 India 🇮🇳 62/3 (9.3/50 ov, target: 216) v Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
Kohli b Kumara 4 (9)
Kumara 4.3-0-37-2 🔰 pic.twitter.com/zFbsOX7gBC
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) January 12, 2023
I was getting very cranky and snappy – Virat Kohli opens up on tough times
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“I realized that I was very far away from my cricket because of my desires. I realized that I need to be true to myself. If I was the worst player around, I needed to accept it. I was getting very cranky and snappy and that wasn’t fair on people around me, Anushka [Sharma] and my other loved ones who are always there for me. So I had to take responsibility and put things into perspective.”