During the ongoing second India vs West Indies T20I, Virat Kohli was caught on stump mic saying “You can’t run him like that, Polly” to the visitor’s Captain Kieron Pollard.
Here’s what exactly happened
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The bizarre incident took place in the second T20I between India and West Indies in the 8th over. Roston Chase was bowling, and Virat Kohli was the batsman on strike. Kohli hit the ball straight to Rohit Sharma who was the non-striker. The visitors’ captain tried to run Rohit out. After that Kohli was heard saying “You can’t run him out like that” to Kieron Pollard.
It was taken well from both sides and there was nothing but a smile on Virat, Rohit & Pollard’s faces after the incident. Second India vs West Indies T20I of the three-match series is taking place at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It is a must-win game for the visitors.
Kieron Pollard-led West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl. As the dew factor is prominent on this particular venue.
Playing 11s of both the teams
India XI: R Sharma (c), I Kishan, V Kohli, S Yadav, R Pant (wk), V Iyer, D Chahar, H Patel, B Kumar, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi
West Indies XI: B King, K Mayers, N Pooran (wk), K Pollard (c), R Powell, R Chase, J Holder, R Shepherd, O Smith, A Hosein, S Cottrell
India opted to enter with the same team while the visitors included Jason Holder in their 11 after he missed out in the first T20I.
The host posted a total of 186 after the brilliant half-centuries by Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. Venkatesh Iyer also played a crucial cameo.
The visitors scored 41 runs in the powerplay while losing the wicket of Kyle Mayers. Yuzi Chahal was the bowler who provided India the breakthrough by taking a catch off his own bowling. The Kieron Pollard-led windies are desperate to get their first win of the ongoing tour.
The third T20I will take place at the same venue, On Sunday