Kesrick Williams Gives Virat Kohli the Silent Treatment

Published 12/08/2019, 10:38 AM EST


West Indies bowler Kesrick Williams is well-known for his wicket-taking celebrations. He is also notorious for his rivalry with Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Everything started off when he bagged the wicket of Kohli in a T20 match. He reached into his pocket and appeared to pull out an imaginary notebook and ‘strike off’ Kohli’s name.

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Later on, in another match, Virat Kohli got his own back when he smashed Williams for a six. He imitated the notebook celebration as Williams just looked on. However, during the second T20 match against West Indies in Trivandrum, the Indian skipper got scalped by Williams.

However, what was interesting was that the bowler elected not to do the notebook celebration. Kohli was caught out by Lendl Simmons and departed for 19 runs, while the team managed to notch up 170 runs for the loss of seven wickets.

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For the Men in Blue, Shivam Dube and Rishabh Pant were the highest scorers during the game. Dube smashed a maiden half century, before falling at the hands of Hayden Walsh Jr and Shimron Hetmyer. On the other end, Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 33 runs.

Dube and Pant were the only stars with the bat as neither of their teammates scored more than 19 runs.

The Windies are yet to bat, so the onus will be on the bowling unit to silence the normally explosive West Indies batsmen. Virat Kohli and his men have already taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.

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