England vs India: Graeme Swann Impressed by Virat Kohli in T20I 3rd – Loved the way he came out
ENG vs IND, 3 T20I: On Sunday, Virat Kohli hit a four and a six, but overtook David Willey while trying to find the boundary in the cover area. India lost its third T20I in 17 runs in Nottingham.
Virat Kohli shot all the turrets in the match against England. (Allowed: PTI)
- Virat Kohli scored 11 runs before overtaking David Willey
- Virat Kohli started his shot with four and six
- India lost 17 matches to England in Nottingham
Former Premier League player Graeme Swann was quite impressed with Virat Kohli’s approach during England’s third and final T20I against India on 10 July at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. On Sunday, Delhi-born Kohli fired on all cylinders and hit David Willey with four, then six.
To his dismay, he dashed off in the next ball while trying to beat Willey through the sub-zone. Jason Roy made a simple catch to help the Three Lions see Kohli’s back lane. Swann says that one day, the same shot will give Kohli a boundary.
“I loved the way Virat Kohli appeared, desperate to attack against the English players. He hits a four and a six and on another day the ball he takes out will fly to the boundary. He’s in a horrid form where he can’t catch the break,” Swann is quoted as saying after the game.
Swann also had no difficulty in India’s top spot playing hasty shots. At the end of five rounds, India dropped three points to 31 while chasing 216. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Kohli perished without disturbing the scorers much.
“Let’s face it, in isolation, these are terrible layoffs. But I don’t think you can get a spot in India’s top spot for trying to take advantage of the power play when you’re chasing more than 210. If they don’t have 30 points or 40 for a in six passes, they will lose the game. They will end very short,” he added.
However, Suryakumar Yadav scored a 48th century goal to keep the Men in Blue alive in the match. In the end, India lost the match with 17 runs, but won with a score of 2-1.
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