Virat Kohli was dismissed in the first innings in the current Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series-opener at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur, according to former India National Cricket Team head coach Ravi Shastri.
In the first innings of the first Test against Australia, Kohli fell for 26 runs off of Todd Murphy’s first delivery after lunch, failing to contribute anything for India.A weak delivery from the young off-spinner was bowled outside leg-stump, and Kohli attempted to flick it away but only managed to get a thin nick. Alex Carey, the wicketkeeper, then took a fine catch.
While all of this was happening, Ravi Shastri defended Virat Kohli, saying that the batsman was just unlucky to be dismissed in that manner.
That is regrettable. THAT STRANGLES THE LEG SIDE. I DON’T MEAN TO SAY HE’LL GO OUT IN THAT FASHION ONCE EVERY 50 MINUTES. NEVER MENTION AN OFF-SPINNER OR A TECHNIQUE TO GET HIM OUT. STORE ALL OF THAT. He is out, bad luck, but it was the right thing from Australia’s perspective since they needed a victor. Following that, you get momentum, SHASTRI told STAR SPORTS.