Pune, Jan 16: Indian captain Virat Kohli unveiled yet another piece of batting masterclass, this time in the 1st One Day International against England at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here last night (January 15). (Kohli explains how he hit that SIX)
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Kohli, in his first match as a full-time ODI skipper of India, hit a superb 122, his 27th ton in the format, as the team chased down 351 runs to win by 3 wickets. Kedar Jadhav was the other chief architect of India's victory with a magnificent 120. (Match report)
The 28-year-old Kohli hit 8 fours and 5 sixes during his innings. However, one hit into the stands left the bowler Chris Woakes, commentators, fans, opposition players and others speechless. (Match scorecard)
On the 2nd ball of the 34th over from right-arm paceman Woakes, Kohli smashed an unbelievable six. It was just "stand and deliver" after the bowler had bowled a slower short ball. With almost a straight bat Kohli sent the ball sailing into the long-on stands.
The video of the shot which was uploaded on the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) website, has already been viewed over 4.2 lakh times.
This shot from Kohli's bat saw commentators Nasser Hussain, Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Manjrekar, L Sivaramakrishnan and others heaping high praise on the Indian captain.
Watch the video here