- Nasima Akter
Virat Kohli Spotted Dancing During ODI Match
The Indian cricket team never fails to entertain on the field and the third ODI encounter between India and Australia in Chennai was no exception. The ex-India skipper Virat Kohli was seen in high spirits, breaking into a dance to the tunes of a popular Shah Rukh Khan song.
With the series level at 1-1, tensions were running high, and both teams were looking to gain an edge. But amidst all the pressure and the stakes at hand, Kohli decided to let his hair down and show off his dancing skills.
The incident occurred when the song 'Lungi Dance' from the movie Chennai Express was playing as the India team took the field.
Kohli's dancing was a true sight to behold. He swayed his hips and wiggled his shoulders in a way that had everyone in splits. And he didn't stop there. The skipper also tried to get his teammate Ravindra Jadeja to join in the fun, but unfortunately, Jadeja didn't oblige.
The Indian captain has never shied away from embracing new trends and showcasing his dance moves on the field. Be it mimicking the steps of an Oscar-winning song from 'RRR,' 'Naatu Naatu,' or recreating the dance steps of 'Jhoome Jo Pathaan,' Kohli has always entertained fans with his dance moves.
Even before the match, Kohli's excitement was evident as he took a giant leap after the team huddle. The picture of his jump went viral, with fans expressing their admiration for his enthusiasm and energy on the field.
What Happened in the Match
Despite the fun and games, there was a serious match to be played. Australia won the toss and opted to bat first against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Aussies had leveled the series in the previous ODI with the help of Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, and Travis Head, and were looking to win the series. On the other hand, India was eager to bounce back after the defeat in the previous ODI.
Australia skipper Steve Smith expressed his excitement at the toss, saying, "We are gonna have a bat. Looks like quite a dry surface, it is pretty hot out here. Will look to put a good total on this surface. We have had good fun and it will be exciting in the decider." Smith also revealed that David Warner was back in the team and Cameron Green was feeling unwell, resulting in changes to the team lineup.
Indian cricket team skipper Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, said, "We were looking to field first. It's an important game and the deciders are always interesting. It's always good to put us in this situation. It's a challenge for us to come back and play some good cricket under pressure. Hopefully, we can put our best foot forward."
Sharma also revealed that India was playing with the same team as before and had decided to go with three spinners due to the suitable conditions.
As the teams got ready for the match, cricket fans were eagerly waiting for the action to begin.