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India captain Virat Kohli was over the moon as the visitors slammed England in the fourth Test match by 151 runs and went 2-1 up in the five-match series with just one more Test match to go in Old Trafford, Manchester.
Virat also contributed with the bat as he made 50 in India’s first innings score of 191 and then made 44 as India looked to pile on a huge lead on England in the second innings. However, it was his captaincy that was praised especially when England was chasing the 368-run target on day five and his bowling changes and field placings were lauded by both the cricket pundits and the fans alike.
The India captain was amazing the way he pushed and encouraged his team throughout the match and even gave it back to the Barmy Army on day five as India registered a historic win at the Oval, only their second victory at the venue and first after 1971, 50 years ago.
There was a short moment that caught all the attention in the last game and it happened after India won the game on day five at The Oval.
Virat Kohli Picks Bottle On His Way To The Pavilion And Gets Praised By Netizens
England players including Joe Root and others were walking towards the pavilion after the presentation and post-match festivities had ended. There was a bottle of water lying in the middle of the entrance towards the pavilion. While Root and other England players stepped over the bottle or avoided it, Virat Kohli noticed the bottle.
Instead of kicking it aside or stepping over it like others before he did, Kohli picked the bottle up and took it with him while going upstairs. The video of the game grabbed a lot of attention and people fans stated that they have huge respect for Kohli.
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Virat Kohli might not have set the series on fire with his bat, but has scored two back-to-back fifties in the series and has 218 runs with a best of 55 and an average of 31.14. Kohli was appreciative of the Indian team’s character in the series during the post-match presentation.
“The character that the side has shown, to come back from 100 run deficit showed that we were not down and out. I said at Lord’s as well, I am proud of the character, among the top three bowling performances I have witnessed as India captain,” Kohli said.