The Indian captain, Virat Kohli led the team from the front in the 1st T20I against West Indies. He scored an unbeaten 94 in India’s six-wicket win in Hyderabad on Friday. Although he missed his maiden T20I century, he earned a lot of praise from everyone.
During the scintillating knock, Virat Kohli was seen mocking Kesrick Williams by imitating his famous “notebook” celebration after hitting him for a maximum. Following his mock celebration, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and tweeted. He posted that with his famous dialogue from the blockbuster movie ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’.
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यार कितनी बार बोला मई तेरे को .. की Virat को मत छेड़ , मत छेड़ , मत छेड़ …
पन सुनताइच किधर है तुम …
अभी पर्ची लिख के दे दिया ना हाथ में !!!!
देख देख .. WI का चेहरा देख ; कितना मारा उसको , कितना मारा !!
( with due respects to Anthony bhai , of AAA ) pic.twitter.com/BypjyHdA86
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 6, 2019
Virat Kohli, later thanked him for the post, saying he was “always an inspiration”.
Haha love the dialogue Sir. You’re always an inspiration. 🙌🏼
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 7, 2019
After having won the toss, India elected to field first. Put into bat, the West Indies got off to a poor start as they lost their opener Lendl Simmons (2) very cheaply in the second over. Pacer Deepak Chahar provided with the first breakthrough for India. The fielders showed dismal efforts as they dropped several catches which cost India quite a bit.
Evin Lewis (40 off just 17) and Brandon King added a 51-run partnership for the second wicket before the former one was dismissed by spinner Washington Sundar in the sixth over. Later, Shimron Hetmyer joined King later in the middle and added some quick runs also. They stitched a stand of 37-run and guided the West Indies to went past the 100-run mark.
Jason Holder smashed an unbeaten 24 off 9 balls to put up more than 200. India’s chase got off to a bad start as Rohit Sharma (8) failed to score big. But KL Rahul and Virat Kohli nearly added 100 runs for the second wicket to keep India’s hope of win alive. Although KL Rahul smashed 62 off 40 balls, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer fell very cheaply.
However, Virat Kohli anchored the innings till the end, hitting six fours and as many sixes in his career-best T20I score and helped India a 1-0 series lead in the three-match T20I series.