The Bangladeshi batsman had hit two fours on the first three balls of Hardik’s ninth over. After this Kohli bowled the remaining three balls. He did not give any runs on the fourth ball. One run each came on the fifth and sixth balls.
The 17th match of the World Cup 2023 is being played between India and Bangladesh. The Bangladesh team won the toss and decided to bat first. During this match, Team India suffered a big blow in the ninth over of Bangladesh’s innings, when Hardik got injured in his leg. Physio was seen applying a bandage on his left side, but he could not complete the over. He had already bowled three balls. Virat Kohli bowled the remaining three balls. This was the first ODI match since 2017 in which he bowled.
Virat bowled in the World Cup after eight years
The last time Virat bowled in an ODI was against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in August 2017. Apart from this, he has bowled four times in the ODI World Cup. He bowled in the World Cup after eight years. Virat has bowled against Australia in the quarter-finals of the 2011 World Cup and against Sri Lanka in the finals. Apart from this, he bowled in the semi-final against Australia in 2015.
What happened in that over?
The Bangladeshi batsman had hit two fours on the first three balls of Hardik’s ninth over. After this Kohli bowled the remaining three balls. He did not give any runs on the fourth ball. One run each came on the fifth and sixth balls. Virat Kohli was seen bowling with glasses. The video of his bowling has been shared by ICC. Also, BCCI has also shared pictures. Hardik has been taken for a scan to find out his injury.
Kohli bowling career
Talking about Virat’s bowling career, he has taken four wickets each in both ODI and T20 International. His best bowling is one wicket for 15 runs. At the same time, his best bowling in T20 International is one wicket for 13 runs. He has taken only four wickets in the IPL also. His best bowling in IPL is two wickets for 25 runs.