IND vs SL: Watch-Virat Kohli hits Rohit Sharma-like pull shot, Indian captain applauds

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The Sri Lankan cricket team was asked by India to bowl first in the 3rd ODI. The Lankan bowlers were thrashed in the power play overs as the Men in Blue scored 75 runs for the loss of no wickets. Shubman Gill looked good as he scored his 2nd ODI ton and played a 116-run batting in 97 balls where he hit 14 fours and 2 sixes.

Virat Kohli looked like a man on a mission from ball 1 as he was quite enthusiastic about rotational attacks. The right-handed batter teamed up with Shubman Gill for a huge 131-run partnership. The visitors had no idea of ​​the stroke play with both crushing a strange boundary.

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Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli hits Rohit Sharma as a Pull Shot

At the end of the 49th over India’s score was 372-5 where Virat Kohli was on 149 runs off 105 balls while Axar Patel’s score was 1 run off 1 ball. Lahiru Kumara got the 50th over, and on the 5th ball from the over, Lahiru bowled a short ball where Virat Kohli played a fantastic pull shot for the square where Rohit Sharma applauded the shot. At the time, India’s score was 386-5.

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Watch: Virat Kohli’s giant pull shot

Big Knock by Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has now hit his 46th ODI ton and looks unstoppable. The way he made a comeback after the 2nd ODI is quite commendable. It will not be wrong to say that Virat has already won the match for India as chasing a giant target will not be easy.

Virat Kohli (PC-AP)
Virat Kohli. (PC TBEN)

Sri Lanka will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat where at least 2 batters have to score big runs if the team wants to win the game. The skipper Dasun Shanaka needs to take himself to the next level as he is someone who can promote stability as well as acceleration in the middle overs.

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