Virat Kohli has emerged as a batting juggernaut and is arguably the most consistent batsman going around. Well, the Indian skipper has grown his stature to such a level that his failures are grabbing more headlines than his success. A similar instance happened during the first India vs Australia ODI in Mumbai where Kohli perished after scoring mere 16 runs and his fans were certainly disappointed. Sacrificing his number three spot for KL Rahul, the number-one ranked ODI batsman came out to bat at number four but couldn’t register a significant score. Twitterati were also disappointed by Kohli’s failure and below, we’ll look at how they reacted. India Vs Australia, Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Match.
During his short stay at the crease, Kohli looked good and he even hit a six in his knock. However, he fell prey to Adam Zampa in the 33rd over. In order to up the ante, the 31-year old tried to play an extravagant drive but gave a return to Zampa and the leggie made no mistake. In fact, it was the fourth time when Zampa got the better of the star batsman and the bowler was certainly delighted. However, Kohli’s departure didn’t go down well with the netizens and they trolled him.
Meme-makers in Action!!
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) January 14, 2020
Praises for Zampa!!
Adam Zampa is a national treasure, who should be protected at all costs. #INDvsAUS
— Eric (@EricYid) January 14, 2020
Zampa, A Threat!!
Virat Kohli #INDvsAUS
against other bowler against Zampa pic.twitter.com/O1NuKpbTvo
— Gagan🇮🇳 (@1No_aalsi) January 14, 2020
Holy moly Virat Kohli! #INDvsAUS
— Jim in Queensland (@LeedsJimQLD) January 14, 2020
Nothing more satisfying than hearing the crowd go silent when viRAT goes back to the sheds! Cya later mate! #INDvsAUS
— Jack Cowan (@jackcowan38) January 14, 2020
Earlier in the match, Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to field first. India didn’t get off to the desired start as Rohit Sharma was dismissed for just 10 runs. Nevertheless, the pair of KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan built a significant partnership and brought the innings back on track. Skipper Kohli was expected to capitalize on the start and guide his side to a mammoth total. However, he faced a rare failure which can prove to be critical in the context of the game.