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WATCH: Virat Kohli tries to make his bat stand like Joe Root but fails

In a video, Kohli is seen trying to make his bat stand upright like Root did while batting against New Zealand in the second Test.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 24 June 2022 11:33 am

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is back in action as India is playing a 4-day warm-up game against Leicestershire. As the star batter is back on the cricket field, every Indian cricket team fan has their eyes glued to the screen to see how the batter fares after a dreadful IPL. Kohli also looked eager during his stay in the middle as he kept trying different shots to get the momentum before the big Test against England.

Although he could not play a big inning, Virat Kohli did play some attractive shots that were praised by everyone. Apart from playing shots, Kohli also tried something that caught the eyes of the viewers. The Indian batter tried to emulate what Joe Root did a few days ago but failed. In a video, Kohli is seen trying to make his bat stand upright like Root did while batting against New Zealand in the second Test.

Watch the video here:

Well, Virat Kohli might have thought of pulling it off like Root but he forgot that his bat’s bottom is not flat like Root’s who plays with a flat-bottom bat.

Indian batters struggle against Roman Walker

Now coming to the match between India and Leicestershire, the visitors are finding it tough against the opposition bowlers, especially Roman Walker. The right-arm quick who is yet to play a first-class game has accounted for five of the Indian batters including Virat Kohli. Walker has dismissed Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur.

The pacer first got rid of captain Rohit Sharma. He then removed Hanuma Vihari. Walker’s third scalp was Ravindra Jadeja who was trapped leg-before wicket by the pacer. The fourth batter to fall prey to swinging deliveries of the quick bowler was Virat Kohli who could not judge the line and got hit on his legs. For his fifth wicket, Walker cleaned up Shardul Thakur.

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