Virat Kohli completes Hardik Pandya’s over after latter walks off due to injury vs BAN

Former Indian skipper and one of the greatest batters in the world, Virat Kohli ditched his bat at the India vs Bangladesh ODI World Cup 2023 on October 19, Thursday. Kohli, instead, opted to bowl for his side during the first innings after the all-rounder walked off due to an injury on his left leg. 

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During the ninth over, Pandya slipped on the field in an attempt to  stop the ball with his right leg and in this process, ended up twisting his left ankle badly. Though Pandya tried to resume bowling, he was still in pain due to the injury. The 30-year-old cricketer then walked off the field, after which the star batter came forward to finish the over. Kohli bowled two deliveries to Litton Das and one to Tanzid Hasan while conceding two runs. 

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By the end of the 14th over, Bangladesh scored 90 runs without any loss of wickets, with Hasan completing another half century on 41 deliveries. However, Hasan’s stay on the crease came to an end soon as Kuldeep Yadav sent him back to the hut on the   delivery of the 15th over.

Speaking of the toss, Bangladesh’s stand-in captain Najmul Hossain Shanto won the toss and opted to bat first. During the toss, He said, “Proud moment for me and my family. We’d like to bat today. Looks a fresh wicket. If we put some good score, it’ll be good for the team. He (Shakib) is struggling a bit, Nasum is coming in for him. We have some great memories against India, hopefully we continue our form. I hope it’ll be a great match. We love to see the crowd, hopefully they’ll support both teams. “

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