The Indian fans are enjoying the thrilling Test match against England. The first Test match of the five-match Test series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The match is getting exciting for the Indian spinners’ excellence. But Virat Kohli is not playing the first two Test matches against England. Hyderabad fans are missing the Indian great. That video is going viral on the Internet.
Craze of Virat Kohli:
After the T20 series against Afghanistan, Team India started their preparation for the Test series on January 21. Virat Kohli traveled to Hyderabad. But at that time, he had a personal issue and he withdrew his name from the first two Tests. He has talked to the team management and skipper Rohit Sharma. BCCI asked everyone not to hamper his privacy.
Virat Kohli is one of the greatest players in the Test format. He made this format most interesting. In the Test series against England, Kohli-Anderson’s face-off is an interesting thing to watch. But Virat Kohli is not playing the first Test. In the match, fans are shouting his name from the gallery. It seems like they are missing Virat Kohli. The video is going viral.
India vs. England first Test:
After a long time, India is locking horns with England on home soil. The Hyderabad crowd is enjoying the thrilling Test match. After winning the toss, England decided to bat first. They started well but the Indian spinners are creating magic. The English batters are facing difficulties while tackling them.
The opening duo notched up 55 runs before Ravichandran Ashwin made a breakthrough, claiming Ben Duckett with an LBW dismissal. The momentum continued as Ravindra Jadeja’s superb delivery led to Ollie Pope’s departure, caught by Rohit Sharma with a stunning low catch at just 1 run. The relentless bowling display persisted with Ashwin’s second success, dismissing Crawley after he managed 20 runs. The bowlers showcasing their skills and the fielders securing crucial catches marked a formidable start for the team.
Jadeja picked up Jie Root in 29 runs. Now, it was Axar Patel’s turn. His first wicket of today’s match was Jonny Bairstow. He walked away after scoring 37 runs. After that, he dismissed Ben Foakes in 4 runs. After 45 overs, England is 142/6.