Team India are currently locking horns against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, October 2. A win would seal a semi-final spot for India, while Sri Lanka must win if they are to have any chance in the tournament. The home team is currently second on the points table with six wins out of six games. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are ranked seventh with just two wins.
Ahead of the crucial encounter, Virat Kohli was seen working on his bowling during India's practice session. The ace cricketer has been tremendous with both batting and fielding so far in the tournament, and why not contribute something with the ball as well? Notably, it was Kohli who completed Hardik Pandya's over when the all-rounder got injured during the match against Bangladesh.
Since Hardik's injury, Kohli has been spotted practising bowling in the nets and even rolling his arms against Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill ahead of the match against New Zealand. In a video that went viral on social media, the former India captain was seen bowling in the nets at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the encounter against Sri Lanka.
However, what caught the attention of the fans was that Jasprit Bumrah turned umpire and called Kohli's delivery wide. The Indian pace spearhead signalled a wide while Kohli looked at him in disbelief.
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Kohli and Shubman Gill missed out on centuries against Sri Lanka
After being put into bat first, India lost an early wicket in the form of captain Rohit Sharma. However, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli put on a brilliant 188-run partnership to ensure that Lanka did not get the upper hand. Gill (92 off 92) hit his second half-century while Kohli (88 off 94) registered his fifth fifty-plus score of the tournament.
Both looked well set to notch up their respective centuries, but were dismissed by Lankan pacer Dilshan Madushanka. Sri Lanka bounced back with a few more wickets. But Shreyas Iyer's aggressive knock (82 off 56) and Ravindra Jadeja's (35 off 24) brilliant finish took the team to 357/8.