Team India finally won their first toss in the ongoing Test series against England at Headingley after losing the toss in the first two matches at Trent Bridge and Lord's. Showing confidence in their batters in testing conditions, captain Virat Kohli opted to bat first and even announced an unchanged playing XI from the winning team at Lord's. However, soon after the toss, it was Wasim Jaffer's meme that became a talking point on the internet. Jaffer reacted to Kohli's toss win after he had not won the contest in 8 matches in a row.
Jaffer posted a meme based on the classic Bollywood movie Sholay and wrote, "Root looking at the coin after Kohli wins the toss???? #ENGvIND." Notably, a scene near the climax of the movie shows Dharmendra, who plays the role of Veeru, looking at the coin which has two heads instead of a head and a tail.
Here is what he posted:
Interestingly, even Kohli was surprised at winning the toss.
"It's a surprise I've won the toss. We're batting first. Looks firm and without grass and runs on the board will set this up. We're going in with the same XI," he said at the toss. It should be noted that this is first time Kohli has won the toss in Tests since the Chennai Test earlier this year in February against the same Joe Root-led side.
However, things haven't gone as per the plan for the Indian captain. After opting to bat first, India lost their first three wickets inside the first hour on Day 1 at Headingley. It was veteran pacer James Anderson who scalped all the three wickets which were of KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Kohli. While it was a rare failure for Rahul in this series, Pujara and Kohli haven't been in good form recently and their early dismissal in this Test has yet again raised serious concerns over their form.
Meanwhile, Anderson, who was at the centre of an emotionally charged second Test at Lord's and was even involved in a verbal exchange with Kohli, seems to be having the last laugh at Virat in this series, removing him twice in three Tests.