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India vs England 2020-21, 2nd Test: Kohli's dismissal floods Twitter with memes

India is taking on England in the second of the four-Test series for the Anthony de Mello Trophy. India trails the series 0-1 after losing the opening Test in Chennai. Meanwhile, skipper Virat Kohli’s rough patch continued, as he was dismissed for an unfortunate duck in this Test.

India vs England 2020-21, 2nd Test: Kohli's dismissal floods Twitter with memes-ayh
Chennai, First Published Feb 13, 2021, 7:04 PM IST
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India is fighting out hard against England in the second Test of the Anthony de Mello Trophy, at the MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium in Chennai. On Day1 (Saturday), Indian skipper, Virat Kohli was at the receiving end of memes from fans on social media, owing to his miserable performance with the bat.

Kohli was dismissed for an unfortunate duck after facing just five deliveries from the spinner, Moeen Ali. The ball was pitched on the good length outside off, as Kohli went for a cover drive. However, the ball took a sharp turn and hit the top of the bails, as a result bowling him out.

While Kohli was left startled for a moment, unaware of what just happened, he consulted senior opener, Rohit Sharma, at the non-striker’s end. He decided to go for a review, believing that it might have been wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, who possibly could have accidentally dislodged the bails. However, replays suggested otherwise, as it turned out to be a legit dismissal.

Following his dismissal, fans took to social media and created numerous mems of him being out. Here are a few of them:

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Meanwhile, legendary former English skipper, Michael Vaughan reacted to the same by tweeting, “Getting an Indian legend bowled through the gate isn’t that difficult as an off-spinner !!! #JustSaying #INDvENG”. It was a reminder of how he had similarly dismissed Master Balster, Sachin Tendulkar, at Trent Bridge in 2002.

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As Kohli was dismissed, it was the first time in consecutive Test innings at home that he was bowled out, besides being the fourth overall instance in India. He has now the second most ducks across formats as a captain (12), after Sourav Ganguly (13). It is the first time he has been dismissed for a duck by a spinner in the format.

Match summary
Winning the toss, Indian skipper, Kohli elected to bat first. While initially off to a shaky start, Rohit and Rahane steadied the innings with a knock of 161 and 67, respectively. India has lost six wickets, at stumps on Day 1. As for England, Jack Leach and Moeen Ali have been the most effective ones.
Brief scores: India 300/6 (Rohit 161, Rahane 67; Leach 2/78) vs England.

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