England’s cricket fans at Headingley Cricket Ground gave Indian captain Virat Kohli a “musical” farewell as he headed back to the pavilion on day 1 of the third test after being cheaply released.
Kohli was sacked for 7 out of 17, trapped behind his archenemy James Anderson as India’s clout crumbled. Visitors chose to hit first after winning the toss and went to lunch at 56 for 4.
Kohli was the third wicket to fall with the score of 21. The Barmy Army shared a video of English fans in Headingley singing Cheerio (goodbye) as the Indian captain walked back to the pavilion. The video was shared with the caption:
“Cheerio Virat. Jimmy got 3 in the first hour. #ENGvIND.”
Anderson had previously sacked Kohli for a golden duck in the first innings of the Nottingham Test. There was a lot of animosity between the two teams during the Headingley Test.
It seems like the English fans didn’t want to miss the opportunity to let Kohli know which team is at the top.
Anderson got England off to a perfect start in the third Test. He sent the formidable KL Rahul back to fetch a duck and had him overtaken in the driveway.
Cheteshwar Pujaras (1) horror continued when he stole the English legend before Kohli joined the procession.
India was dealt another major blow just before lunch when Ajinkya Rahane, 18, also flirted with an outside stump and died of Ollie Robinson.
Stuart Broad questions Virat Kohli’s decision to strike first
Injured English fast bowler Stuart Broad questioned Indian captain Kohli’s decision to strike after winning the throw at Headingley on Wednesday.
Broad, who was previously banned from the series due to injury, said Kohli took a brave call as the wicket is likely to improve as the game progresses. The veteran pacemaker tweeted:
“Big hour for England! 3 big wickets. Brave call from India to hit first, it’s the best day 1 for bowling in the country IMO. The pitch just keeps getting better From day 3 – enough in there!”
With four wickets away, it takes India a large innings from Rohit Sharma (15 not out of 75 balls) to pull her out of a hole. Rohit will be accompanied by wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant when the second session begins.