The ongoing 3rd ODI clash between India and Australia in Rajkot took an entertaining turn when Indian cricket stalwart Virat Kohli injected a dose of lightheartedness into the game by teasing Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne. The incident occurred amidst the sweltering heat, and it quickly became a viral sensation, sparking reactions from fans and netizens worldwide.
As the scorching sun challenged the Australian team’s resilience, Kohli engaged in some playful banter. It happened when Australian star Steve Smith was seen seeking relief by placing an ice pack on his head during the drinks break.
During that moment, Kohli decided to add a touch of humour to the proceedings by teasing the Aussies. With Labuschagne was spotted observing the scene, Kohli displayed his humorous side by showcasing a few dance moves. The light-hearted interaction between the two players was a delightful departure from the intense competition on the field.
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Here is the video:
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) September 27, 2023
Notably, Smith had a mixed start to the series, scoring a respectable 41 runs in Mohali. However, he was dismissed without contributing a single run in the following game. Nevertheless, the former Australian captain showed grit and determination when he stepped onto the field in Rajkot. He accomplished a remarkable half-century in just 43 balls and was looking set to cruise further. However, his innings came to an end when he fell victim to Mohammed Siraj‘s LBW appeal, scoring 74 runs off 61 deliveries.
Meanwhile, Kohli made his return to the Indian side in Rajkot, along with skipper Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav. The trio had been rested for the first two ODIs in Mohali and Indore, where the hosts secured victories by 5 wickets and 99 runs (via DLS) respectively.
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Here’s how netizens reacted:
Virat Kohli teasing Marnus Labuschagne during the drinks break. pic.twitter.com/BqFRgOTC8o
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 27, 2023
Virat Kohli and Marnus Labuschagne having fun during drinks break.
King Kohli – What a lovely character he is! pic.twitter.com/CkCQGEcKRa
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 27, 2023
Virat dancing and poking Marnus with Smith on the chair sums up the game 😂 https://t.co/gDeDtEhCbo
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) September 27, 2023
— NamasteWorld (@NamasteWorlds) September 27, 2023
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) September 27, 2023
— Rooban 360 (@360_Rooban) September 27, 2023
Virat Kohli – what a character!
— Dheeraj Pal (@dheerajpal09) September 27, 2023
— CricketX (@cricket5618) September 27, 2023
Virat kohli having a chat with marnus, he also dances in the middle while talking😂❤#INDvsAUS
— Haritha🤍 (@Haritha1622826) September 27, 2023
— Sohaib Zafar (@_SohaibZafar) September 27, 2023
Virat Kohli dancing in front of Marnus Labuschagne. He enjoys every moment 😅♥️♥️ #INDvsAUS #CWC23#eyeinfection #ImranRiazKhan #ImranKhan #BabarAzam #AdialaJail Welcome to India #ICCWorldCup iOS 17.0.2#Tiger3 #INDvsAUS #AVeryGoodGirl Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/2HKsH5H618
— Syed Samee (@sameecricket360) September 27, 2023
— ➰ (@Vibebouncer) September 27, 2023
— Akshat Goyal (@AkshatG63316497) September 27, 2023
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