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WATCH: Virat Kohli Mimics Steve Smith’s Batting Antics, Jacques Kallis’ Bowling Action

By Kuljyot Singh

Undoubtedly, Indian captain Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen of the modern era across the three formats of the game. Apart from his brilliant batting technique and consistency, Virat always tends to remain in the headlines for his animated on-field and off-field antics. The Indian skipper is always seen very much charged up with his special animated expressions while being on the cricket field or practicing in the nets with his teammates and the cricket fanatics got to witness something similar on the eve of the day-night Test against England.

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Virat Kohli bats like Steve Smith

In a video which has gone viral on Twitter, Virat Kohli was seen mimicking the unique batting style of Australia’s batting maestro Steve Smith in the nets ahead of the much-anticipated day-night Test match against England at Motera Cricket Stadium, renamed as the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium. Virat was also seen copying the same antics during the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) too while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In another interesting video, Virat was seen at his witty-best while replicating the bowling action of South Africa’s legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

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IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli on the verge of overtaking MS Dhoni as India’s most successful Test captain

Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian Test team has done brilliantly well both at home and overseas. After registering a dominating 317-run victory against England in the second Test match in Chennai, Virat equalled MS Dhoni in terms of winning 21 matches in India as a captain. Therefore, if the 32-year-old manages to win the ongoing pink ball Test against England, Virat will become India’s most successful captain in the purest format of the game at home.

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, England were bowled out for a paltry total of 112 runs in the second session itself on Day1 of the second Test against India. Axar Patel bowled magnificently well to pick six wickets and Ravi Ashwin also took three crucial scalps. For England, Zak Crawley played well during his impressive knock of 53 runs but the rest of the batters failed to show any resistance against the Indian spinners. However, India too find themselves in a spot of bother after losing the wickets of Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara for just 34 runs.

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.