Not typically do you see India captain Virat Kohli left clueless by a supply in ODIs. England leg-spinner Adil Rashid had managed pull off one of these uncommon moments within the India vs England third ODI at Headingley in 2018. The England and Wales Cricket Board determined to remind the Indian captain about that particular Adil Rashid supply asking if that was the best ball he had ever faced.
ECB posted the video of Rashid cleansing up Kohli with a supply that pitched round leg, gripped and spun greater than ordinary to hit the highest of Kohli’s off stump. The India captain, clearly greatly surprised by the quantity of flip, stood in disbelief.
Kohli’s response was apt as he misplaced his off stump when was nicely set, eyeing one other ODI ton and a giant Indian complete, batting on 71.
“The best ball you’ve ever faced @imVkohli?” ECB posted the video with this caption.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 8, 2020
“It was definitely the most satisfying ball I’ve bowled because he is one of the best players in the world,” Rashid had mentioned after the match. “It’s the sort of ball you wish you could bowl all the time but on this occasion it just came out very nicely,” he added.
The was not the primary time Kohli was outdone by Rashid in that three-match sequence. He was dismissed by the leggie within the first ODI too. In truth, it was solely the second time when Kohli was dismissed by spinners three consecutive occasions in ODIs, the primary time being towards Sri Lanka in 2014.
In the 2nd ODI, off-spinner Moeen Ali had bought the higher of Kohli.
Rashid performed an important position in that sequence-deciding third ODI, getting the pivotal wickets of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina in fast succession to sprint India’s hopes of organising a giant complete.
The guests solely managed 256 for eight batting first, which England knocked off in 44.three overs with eight wickets in hand to declare the sequence 2-1.