Virat Kohli is among the most animated cricketers going around in the world and he can be tough on his players sometimes as he sets very high standards. The Indian skipper was disappointed with Mayank Agarwal’s effort to stop a boundary as the latter failed to judge the rope near him. Agarwal did all the hard yards by putting in an excellent chase to the boundary rope but could not get the job done in the end.
Keegan Petersen’s backfoot punch off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah flew through the off-side region and Agarwal had done really well to get closer to the ball. Despite putting in the slide, the opener delayed releasing the ball and he ended up touching the rope with the ball in hand.
Kohli immediately showed out his frustration by waving both his hands up after the ball had touched the boundary lines, a reaction that saw concurrence from the commentators as well.
The Indian bowlers fought back really well after the lunch session and have already picked up three important wickets. Umesh Yadav bowled a peach of a delivery to get Keshav Maharaj in the morning while he backed it with an excellent delivery to dismiss Rassie van der Dussen as well.
India will need to bat well in the second innings as the game still is in the hosts’ favor.