The Indian cricket team had a nightmarish start to the third test match which is being played at Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, as the whole team managed to score merely 78 runs in their first innings. The toss was won by Virat Kohli after straight eight times loss and the visitors chose to bat first. Though the pitch seemed good for batting and putting up a big total, the Indian batsmen who were high on confidence after winning the Lord’s test match played some really bad and careless shots and gifted their wickets to the English bowlers.
The poor form of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli also continued in the third test match as he got out at the score of 7 and India’s scorecard read 21/3 when Virat Kohli went to pavilion after giving a catch to Jos Buttler on the bowling of James Anderson. This is the seventh time that Anderson has dismissed Virat Kohli and he is certainly dominating the Indian skipper in this series.
While the former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar made no hesitation in saying that Kohli should immediately make a call to the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and ask for his advice to improve his performance, the Indian cricket fans were also left worried as Virat hasn’t scored a century in the 50 innings. The last century that Virat Kohli made was in November 2019 and since then, he may have played few decent knocks but his performance is far below as per his stature.
Here are some of the reactions:
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) August 25, 2021
That is a very poor shot from Virat Kohli. Jimmy Anderson has three in the first hour.
— Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) August 25, 2021
Never thought I will say this but Kohli is struggling 🙁 India in trouble 🙈 #IndvsEng
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) August 25, 2021
Anderson gets Kohli too nicking behind. We are seeing one of the great opening spells in modern cricket. What a crisis India find themselves in after the rousing win at Lord’s!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 25, 2021
Kohli is really struggling with the bat this England tour….
— Madyira (@MitchellMGumbo) August 25, 2021
Jimmy Anderson after Virat Kohli called him too old:pic.twitter.com/6EwFC06NhB
— Cricket Mate. (@CricketMate_) August 25, 2021
Really surprised by the shot attempted by Kohli v Anderson. He is bowling full tilt and getting the ball to move, why play the risky fancy drive? 21/3 is a pathetic start after winning the toss #IndvsEng
— Chaitanya Prabhu (@chaitanyapshrof) August 25, 2021
— Omkar (@omkarasm_) August 25, 2021
— Prince Kumar (@Prince_Kumar08) August 25, 2021
— Saلeem 🖤 (@Oooy_Dr) August 25, 2021
Virat Kohli comes on strike😂
Le James Anderson to entire England bowling lineup 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8cALsZLXc1
— Yash Bhanushali (@Yash530954) August 26, 2021
Every time when Anderson faces Virat Kohli. #INDvENG
— Abhesive (@Abhesive) August 25, 2021
Other players to virat kohli : pic.twitter.com/YWXJG817Da
— Kunal Mahatha (@Bloody_humorous) August 26, 2021
Nothing is more painful than seeing my all time fav player @imVkohli like this I don't why but it affects me a lot probably sports enthusiasm runs in my blood bcoz I m fan of him! 💔 pic.twitter.com/XlPpxCS5yS
— Deepak Singh (@deepak_marar) August 26, 2021
— Gaurav (@Gaurav59131412) August 25, 2021
As far as the match is concerned, England has taken a lead of 92 runs as its score is 170/2 with both the openers back in pavilion and Dawid Malan (26) and the skipper Joe Root (3) on the crease.