Watch: Jadeja disappointed by Kohli’s poor start, stopped from taking DRS | Cricket
Team India made a disappointing start to their innings in the second ODI of the series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, as the team lost half their batsmen within 49 runs. After Australia captain Steve Smith invited India to bat first in rainy conditions at the ACA-VDCA Stadium, the team suffered a blow in only the third ball of the innings when Shubman Gill was dismissed for a duck off the second ball of the match. . Rohit Sharma, who returned to the team after missing the first ODI in Mumbai, also got out after scoring 13 runs in 15 balls.
Mitchell Starc continued to run through a hapless Indian batting line-up as Suryakumar Yadav departed again with his first ball; He was trapped in front of the wickets this time too.
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Kohli kept one end steady as KL Rahul (9) and Hardik Pandya (1) also failed to make a mark, and looked confident as he continued his positive strike with the ball. However, just as it looked like the India batsman could build a strong partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, Nathan Ellis trapped Kohli in front of the stumps in his very first over.
Kohli played a cross-bat shot but missed the line completely, as he was the sixth batsman to be dismissed in the innings. Before leaving, the star batsman had a brief chat with Ravindra Jadeja on the possibility of overturning the decision with DRS, but Jadeja had a resigned expression on his face as Kohli returned for 31.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was on-air during Kohli’s dismissal star sports, Expressed disappointment even after the batsman was dismissed.
“He plays across the line once again. He knows that. That is something he is getting out quite regularly, playing across the line nowadays. Not to mid on, but square,” Gavaskar said. Wants to play down the leg, that gets him in trouble.
Just a few overs after Kohli’s dismissal, Jadeja too departed as he dropped a simple catch to wicketkeeper Alex Carey, leaving the Indian team in big trouble in Visakhapatnam.