WATCH : Virat Kohli’s ‘Bhaag na 2 ho jayenge’ call spells doom for Umesh Yadav, both exchange glares later


On the fourth day of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli spearheaded India’s efforts to take a commanding lead over Australia, who had previously amassed a staggering 480 runs in their first innings. After a three-and-a-half-year drought, Kohli finally broke his century drought in Test cricket, scoring 186 runs off 364 balls before being the last Indian batter to be dismissed.

Unfortunately, with Shreyas Iyer unavailable due to back pain, the Indian innings came to an end with a total of 571 runs. Following India’s innings, Australia’s Travis Head and night watchman Matthew Kuhnemann took to the field for the second innings and were able to add 3 runs to the board before stumps were called.

Despite Virat Kohli’s outstanding performance with the bat, the former India captain made a rookie mistake of underestimating the opposition. This incident occurred when Kohli was in his 180s and was running out of partners.

With Umesh Yadav batting at the other end and most of the fielders placed close to the boundary ropes, Kohli and the tailender devised a plan to steal a quick double. Kohli softly nudged the ball towards the on-side and immediately took off for the double as intended.

However, Peter Handscomb stunned Kohli with a superb fielding effort, covering a good distance before knocking the stumps on the non-striker’s end from the mid-wicket region. This terrific display of fielding by Handscomb brought an end to Umesh’s time in the middle, as he returned to the pavilion without facing a single delivery.


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