Virat Kohli, the star of the Indian cricket team, has been showcasing his brilliance not only with the bat but also in his fielding prowess. In a crucial moment during the 3rd T20I against Afghanistan in Bengaluru, Virat Kohli’s role as a fielder played a pivotal role and caught the attention of the fans worldwide.
One particular fielding gem stood out amidst his stellar efforts – a remarkable stop at long-on that prevented a six. As Karim Janat hammered Washington Sundar‘s delivery down the ground in Afghanistan’s pursuit of 213 runs, it appeared as though the ball would sail over Kohli’s head. However, displaying extraordinary athleticism, the star player leaped near the fence, seized the ball, and threw it back into play before tumbling over the ropes. This heroic act by Kohli ended up saving a valuable five runs for the Indian team.
Post-match, in the dressing room, India’s fielding coach T Dilip presented Kohli with the ‘Fielder of the Series’ award. The heartwarming reactions of teammates like Rohit Sharma, Washington Sundar added an emotional touch to the celebration, emphasizing the strong bond and mutual admiration.
𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗕𝗧𝗦 | 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀
After a fantastic 3⃣-0⃣ win over Afghanistan, it's time to find out who won the much-awaited Fielder of the Series Medal 🏅😎
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2024
The outcome of the third and final T20I between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru was determined not by one, but two thrilling Super Overs.
With both teams deadlocked at 212, the match entered a Super Over. The excitement continued unabated as the first Super Over also concluded in a tie, necessitating yet another Super Over. In this nail-biting sequence, the team led by Rohit Sharma managed to outpace its opponent, securing victory in a series of intense and closely contested Super Overs.