In the ongoing 4-day warm-up match between India and Leicestershire, Virat Kohli played his trademark cover drive for a beautiful boundary. On Thursday, India kickstarted their English tour with the warm-up game against Leicestershire at the Grace Road, Leicester.
With an objective to give every single Indian player the much-needed game time ahead of the rescheduled Test against England, three Indian players, including Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Prasidh Krishna are playing for Leicestershire.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first. He alongside Shubman Gill provided India with a decent start before Shubman Gill fell after getting a start. From there, India lost three quick wickets as Virat Kohli was joined by Ravindra Jadeja in the middle.
The former India skipper was looking to get into the groove ahead of the big battle against the home side. Kohli started his innings cautiously but soon he also opened his arms to collect a few boundaries.
Virat Kohli plays his trademark cover drive to send the ball for a boundary
On the final delivery of the 23rd over, the bowler dished out a full delivery to King Kohli. The batter took his stride out and played a perfect drive to the square in the off side for a boundary.
The former India skipper was looking in good touch before he was adjudged LBW in a questionable decision. He scored 33 runs, including four boundaries and a breathtaking maximum off Prasidh Krishna’s bowling.
Watch the video of his cover drive here:
Meanwhile, India were left reeling at a score of 138/6 when Kohli got out. It looked like that Leicestershire will bundle out the visitors for a score below 200.
However, the wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat saved the grace by stitching two vital partnerships lower down the order. At the time of the writing, Bharat is batting at a score of 70 and the veteran India pacer Mohammad Shami is batting at 18 runs. Meanwhile, India are 246/8 after 60.2 overs.