“Is it end of King Kohli?” – Twitter melts downs as Virat Kohli fails in 2nd ODI against England

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)
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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)

India were in dire straits while chasing a decent total on a tricky wicket. Fans were hoping for the chase master to take the charge and bail the team out of trouble. But he isn’t the same old batter who used to chase total for fun or is he? While all hopes were pinned on Virat Kohli to take the team home after Men in Blue lost the skipper Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got out early, the superstar once again failed to get going.

India are currently up against England in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series at the iconic Lord’s. The visitors walked into the game with a 1-0 lead and an aim to seal the series with a win. The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first.

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The Indian bowlers once again were all over the English batters and made their life tough in the middle. The bowlers pegged back the English side at regular intervals to reduce them to 148/6 after 29 overs. However, vital knocks of 47 runs and 41 runs from Moeen Ali and David Willey, respectively, took England to a respectable total of 246.

Chasing the total to seal the series, India were rocked early by the left-arm pacer Reece Topley. He didn’t let the Hitman open his account. Soon after, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant also followed their skipper back to the pavilion, leaving India in mud.

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Virat Kohli fails to contribute once again

While everyone is aware that the former Indian skipper is currently going through an extended patch of struggle. The fans believed that it was a perfect opportunity for Virat Kohli to redeem himself in a modest chase by taking India home. The batter also raised the expectations with a couple of beautiful drives.

However, he once again failed to continue as Virat Kohli nicked a delivery from David Willey to Jos Buttler and got out after scoring 16 runs off 25 deliveries. The fans could not hide their disappointment as many concluded that King Kohli’s era is now over.

Check out the best reactions here:

https://twitter.com/FootBallMisc/status/1547634623055728643

https://twitter.com/ShivaniO5/status/1547634316083023880

Also Read: “The Hitman is back” – Twitter explodes as India defeat England in first ODI courtesy of brilliant knock from Rohit Sharma

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