India vs Australia: Virat Kohli's Reaction To Umesh Yadav Being Hit For Boundaries Becomes An Instant Meme
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is always animated on the field and his reaction to Umesh Yadav getting hit for back-to-back boundaries went viral in no time.
It was a night to forget for fans of the Indian cricket team as Australia chased down a 209-run target against them in Mohali on Tuesday to take a 1-0 series lead in the three-match T20I series. During Australia's innings, Umesh Yadav bowled the second over and Cameron Green got stuck into him, hitting four boundaries off his first four deliveries. As the lanky all-rounder, opening the batting for Australia, slammed the second delivery for a boundary through mid-off, the camera caught the animated Virat Kohli with a worried expression.
Kohli's reaction was meme-worthy, and even former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop saw the potential it had.
"I can see that Virat Kohli look becoming a meme," he tweeted with some laughing emojis.
I can see that Virat Kohli look becoming a meme— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) September 20, 2022
Well, the internet, as usual, did not disappoint, as some hilarious tweets followed.
When mom says "Maine chaipatti ke dibbe me paise rakhe the kisne nikale"— Rohit (@Rohit_ke_memes) September 20, 2022
Meanwhile me : pic.twitter.com/SlcFg2ctsW
Dad starts beating Me :— (@aakash_lakhia) September 20, 2022
siblings : pic.twitter.com/PJeB9XAsCa
Suryakumar Yadav kept the momentum going, hitting 46 off just 25 deliveries. He looked set for a big score but got an edge through to the wicketkeeper to bring his innings to an end.
However, Hardik Pandya provided the fireworks at the death, going ballistic in the final over especially, as he hit the last three deliveries for three sixes. He finished unbeaten on 71 off just 30 balls as India posted 208/6.
But it proved to not be enough as Australia started on the front foot and did not look back, despite a small period of pressure from the Indian bowlers.
Even as Green's dismissal led to a mini-collapse for Australia, Matthew Wade ensured Australia got over the line without much hassle to take the lead in the series.
He finished unbeaten on 45 off 21.