In the hit England in the second Test at Lord’s Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. On the fifth and final day in London, the match came down to the wire, where the visitors finally won the nerve battle, defeated the hosts by a large margin of 151 runs.
India started the fifth day with their overnight score of 181/6 with a lead of 154 runs. Fans expected Rishabh pants to fire with the willow so that India can take their lead near 200. Ollie Robinson fired Pant for 22 runs, which shattered the hopes of Team India fans. Robinson did not just stop there when he removed Ishant Sharma (16) to reduce India to 209/8.
At that point, the home team held the game well and expected to finish things off as early as possible to achieve a decent total. But, India’s number 9 and 10, Mohammed Shami (56 no) and Jasprit Bumrah (34 no) led the turnaround by forming an unbeaten stand of 89 runs for the ninth wicket to send shock waves to the entire English camp.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli declared shortly after lunch, giving England a goal of 272 runs in 60 overs for the win. But the Joe Root-blank side could only reach 120/10 in 51.5 overs.
During England’s second innings, a moment grabbed the maximum eyeballs Jonny Bairstow was returned to the pavilion by Ishant. It happened on the last ball of the 22nd over. Ishant throws a nipple back that hit Bairstow on the pads. Despite Team India’s strong appeal, the referee calls it ‘not out’.
Kohli, however, chose a DRS, and the replay surprisingly showed three reds, forcing the referee to reverse his decision and point out Bairstow. After that, all the Indian field workers jumped for joy, embracing Kohli Rohit Sharma in the most attractive way.
Kohli’s act of embracing Rohit is appreciated by many on social media, while fans and followers were upset when they greeted two superstars of Indian cricket in such a beautiful way.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
One of the best photos. Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma – The Bromance. pic.twitter.com/WaozoLjSPl
– CricketMAN2 (@ man4_cricket) 16 August 2021
– 𝙇𝙄𝙈𝙄𝙏𝙎🔥 𝙇𝙄𝙈𝙄𝙏𝙎🔥 (@VamsiChunchu_) 16 August 2021
– Shivam Mishra (@ shiv0769) 16 August 2021
Brilliant moment between kohli and Rohit there
– Rish Kabhi Nahi (@ ButterKitchen17) 16 August 2021
The hug from Rohit-Kohli made the celebration even better😍
– Straight Drive Podcast (@StraightDrive_) 16 August 2021
– Sanjay (@Iamsanjayvg) 16 August 2021
– Kunal (@ Kunal_Ruparel98) 16 August 2021
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace each other ✍ pic.twitter.com/OaxW8URSiE
– Bhavya (@BhavyaDhoni) 16 August 2021