IND versus ENG: Fans Are Disappointed by Virat Kohli's First-Ever Duck in the World Cup, But It Also Sparks Social Media Joking
IND vs. ENG: A large number of fans would have purchased a Wankhede ticket in order to witness Virat Kohli play in the exciting match between India and England. But as the star batsman returned to the pavilion with just a single run to his credit, their excitement gave way to disappointment.
When Kohli stepped off the pitch, a quiet stillness descended upon the stadium. After Kohli hit four straight dot balls off Willey's bowling, everything fell apart. He stepped into a wide shot, eager to get off the mark. Even though he reached the ball with his foot, Kohli miscalculated its length and tried a downtown shot that was top-edged and caught by mid-off, only for the ball to settle safely in Ben Stokes' hands.
In his storied ODI World Cup career, Kohli was removed for a duck for the first time. The incredible run, which included three World Cup appearances and more over 1300 runs, has ended. In ODI cricket, this was Kohli's 16th duck; Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 20 zeros.
Fans, commentators, and broadcasters were all taken aback by Kohli's firing. Kohli was chastised by the opposing crowd for choking on such a huge stage.
A fan wrote on X, "King Kohli missed his 100 by 100 runs today."
The others, who expected Kohli to have a huge Sunday innings, voiced disappointment.
My Sunday Was Effectively Ruined," a fan said on X.
In the game, England, hoping to turn around a relatively poor tournament, won the toss and elected to field first at the Ekana Cricket Stadium.
With just one victory and two points to their name, England is in tenth on the points table. India, on the other hand, is in second place and hasn't lost in the competition yet. This is Indian captain Rohit Sharma's 100th appearance as a captain across all formats. He has been in outstanding form at the bat.