Starc Takes Kohli Down with an Unplayable Inswinger: Twitter Goes Wild

Starc Takes Kohli Down with an Unplayable Inswinger

The Indian and Australian cricket teams faced off in a much-anticipated matchup, and while the players in both teams excelled in their respective roles, there was one moment that left cricket fans buzzing. The jaw-dropping inswinger delivered by Mitchell Starc that dismissed Virat Kohli for the first time in limited-overs cricket made Twitter go wild. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the action and the reactions to it.

As the Indian team chased down 189 runs against the Australian team in the first ODI on Friday, Kohli took to the crease at No. 3 to support his team’s efforts. Unfortunately for Kohli and Indian cricket fans, it was a short-lived appearance. Starc bowled an impressive full inswinger that nipped back, preventing Kohli from connecting with it. The ball hit Kohli’s pads, and the umpire quickly raised his finger, signalling that Kohli was out. He left the pitch after scoring just 4 off nine balls.

The First Time Starc Got Kohli in ODIs

While Kohli is known for dominating in limited-overs cricket, Starc had always struggled against him. However, this time was different. Starc managed to dismiss Kohli for the first time in ODIs. Before this match, Kohli had averaged 93 at a strike rate of 95.9 against Starc in ODIs. In T20Is, Starc is yet to dismiss Kohli, who has scored 15 runs at a strike rate of 93.8. In Tests, Starc has managed to dismiss Kohli thrice but concedes 73 runs per wicket.

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Twitter Reacts to the Moment

The moment of Kohli’s dismissal was the highlight of the match, and cricket fans took to Twitter to express their reactions. Many praised Starc’s delivery, calling it unplayable and one of the best of his career. Others expressed their surprise at Kohli’s early dismissal, given his impressive record against Starc in the past. Some Indian cricket fans were disappointed to see Kohli go so early, while Australian cricket fans celebrated Starc’s achievement.

Watch Video : Mitchell Starc Bleeds But Still Bowls in Australia’s Third Test Against India

Mitchell Starc Bleeds But Still Bowls

Australia’s ace fast bowler, Mitchell Starc, demonstrated his unwavering commitment to his team during the ongoing third Test against India, despite enduring a blow to his finger. The two cricketing powerhouses are battling it out in the third of the four-match Test series at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.

Australia’s innings ended with a lead of 88 runs after losing six wickets for just 11 runs in mere 34 balls, concluding with a total of 197 runs on the board. During India’s second innings, skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got off to a good start.

However, during the first over of India’s second innings, the Australian pacer, Mitchell Starc, was seen bleeding from his finger. Despite the blow to his index finger, the fast bowler continued to bowl, demonstrating his commitment to his team’s cause. Notably, Starc had already injured his finger in a fielding mishap in December 2022, which had resulted in a snapped tendon.

Meanwhile, R Ashwin and Umesh Yadav’s remarkable performance in Australia’s first innings led to a stunning turnaround, as the duo claimed three wickets each. The Aussies will be eager to limit the rival side to a meager total as India takes the field to set up a target.

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After securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series, Rohit Sharma and his team are just one win away from securing their place in the summit clash of the ICC World Test Championship. Meanwhile, Australia’s impressive dominance in Test cricket came to a screeching halt after suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Indian side.

Despite the consecutive losses, Australia can still make it to the finals of the global ICC event by winning or drawing in either of the last two Tests. The ongoing Test started off well for the Aussies, but it remains to be seen if they will be able to secure a favorable result.

Watch the Video of Mitchell Starc bowling with a bloody finger here:

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Most Runs in WPL 2023 (Women Premier League) Highest successful run-chases in men’s T20Is History Most Sixes in the Last over of IPL Most UCL Champions Title by a Club Players who got out on 99 in IPL