WATCH: Virat Kohli delivers a banana in-swinger to Steve Smith in the warm-up match

Team India locked horns with Australia in the warm-up game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Earlier, the Men in Blue displayed grit and determination against England in the run-chase. Despite being on the receiving end in the bowling unit, the Indians compensated in the form of their batting unit.

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England posted 188/5 in 20 overs and, in reply, India chased down the target with an over to spare. Team India won by seven wickets. Case in point, the battle between India and Australia has always been memorable. Countless fans watched the warm-up game.

Batting first, Australia managed to post 152/5 in their quota of 20 overs. Australia’s best batsman Steve Smith chipped in with 57 off 48 balls with the help of 7 fours. Marcus Stoinis showcased his batting exploits with his unbeaten 41 off 25 (4 fours, 1 six).

Glenn Maxwell looked good for his decent 37 off 28 balls including 5 fours. Indian spinners extracted more on this wicket compared to the pacers. Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers as he took 2 wickets and conceded just 8 runs. Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a wicket each.

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Virat Kohli bowls a superb in-swinger to Steve Smith

We don’t often see Virat Kohli bowling and the fans witnessed him delivering two overs for the team. Interestingly, it was Rohit Sharma who brought Virat Kohli into the attack. Rohit was the captain of the team in the warm-up game against Australia.

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It was nice to see him bring Kohli into the bowling attack. During one of his overs, he bowled a perfect banana in-swinger to Steve Smith which took him by surprise. Smith was more than happy enough to leave the delivery.

Meanwhile, the commentator said: “Now, he is not batting, he is bowling, here you go”. T20 World Cup Instagram administrator posted the video clip and the caption: “Verified Captain Rohit Sharma has brought Virat Kohli into the bowling attack 🔥 Yes, you read that right 👀”

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