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December 2, 2020

The Chhattisgarh

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 Virat Kohli does a Jonty Rhodes; affects spectacular run out

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is someone who takes fielding very seriously. Kohli, when he hangs those golden boots, is destined to go down as one of India’s best batsmen ever and as the most successful captain. But one of the biggest things that will be a part of his legacy will be the importance to fitness and to ground fielding that he brought into the team.

Speaking to the media ahead of the ODI series against New Zealand, Kohli had emphasised on the team’s need to field better. On Wednesday, the captain led from the front as he affected a spectacular run out to dismiss the dangerous Henry Nicholls.

The Kiwi opener was going great guns, batting on 78 off 82, when he was called for a quick single by Ross Taylor. Kohli, who was fielding at short cover attacked the ball aggressively. He picked up the ball and threw it at the stumps while he was mid-air. The ball crashed into the top of the stumps and despite a desperate dive, Nicholls was found short of his stumps. 

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