Cricket and Bollywood connect all Indians and they take the game seriously. So much so are the fans involved, that they simply can’t let go of a once done mistake. Indian Cricket team is currently playing the Test Match Against Australia. During the match, Virat dropped Aussie’s batsman Steve Smith’s Catch. Read the story to know the details.
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli found himself taking backseat when he dropped Steve Smith’s catch. When Virat Kohli dropped catch, the Aussie was batting on 6. Consequently, the Aussie added 13 more runs to his total’s tally by the lunch time. Both India and Australia are currently playing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. India started on a great note after India’s pace attack duo of Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami struck early. Both got rid of the Aussie openers in the first three overs. After the drop, the dependable Steve Smith and the World No.1 Test batter Marnus Labuschagne got over the pace attack soon. Following the introduction of spinners, they just rotated the strike and got their side through till the lunch time.
What Could have been Situation had Virat Kohli Dropped Catch been taken?
There could be lot of What, Who and How discussions surrounding Virat Kohli dropped catch saga. Following the dropped catch, both stitched an unbeaten partnership of 74 runs for the third wicket. On the other hand, Indians just could not get more than two wickets. Fans slammed the cricketer for the blunder on social media.
If the luck would have been on Indian side, the team would have Smith’s wicket in its kitty too. It was during Axar Patel’s bowling during the 15th over of the innings. Smith tried to play a drive off the delivery bowled outside the off-stump, only to get an outside edge fly away to the first slip.
Failure to estimate Ball’s speed led Kohli’s miscalculation and dropped catch
When it comes to fielding, Virat Kohli is one of India’s most prolific fielders. He doesn’t make mistakes often. However, this time Virat misjudged the speed of the ball which led to his delay in the reaction time. Eventually, the ball slipped through his fingers giving Smith a lifeline. By lunchtime, he added 13 more runs to his tally. The reaction of Virat Kohli post the dropped catch went viral. Perhaps the star Indian batsman realized that it could turn into a costly mistake. Labuschagne on his first trip to India was unbeaten on 47 at lunch.