ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Watch: Virat Kohli hilariously punches on Shubman Gill’s crotch during IND vs SL CWC 2023 match

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

November 2 2023
Virat Kohli punches Shubman Gill crotch

Virat Kohli was dismissed on 88 while Shubman Gill got out on 92 against Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill’s 189 runs partnership for the second wicket steered India to a comfortable position after an early blow. Sri Lankan left-arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka castled Indian skipper Rohit Sharma in the second ball of the innings to give Sri Lanka a great start. Soon after the opening wicket, Virat Kohli (88) and Shubman Gill (92) took charge and put India on track at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Mumbai’s hot and humid weather also played a massive role in India’s innings and made Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill rest on their knees more often after reaching fifties. India’s No. 3 Virat Kohli also looked a bit tired during his innings and had a few breaks in between his 94-ball innings. Similarly, Shubman Gill also looked tired when he was approaching his 7th ODI century. In between the breaks, both of these batters shared a few lighter moments.

Virat and Gill’s light moment

Virat Kohli, after running hard for singles and doubles, looked tired and took a bit of rest. Indian opener Shubman Gill was having a bit of fun with Virat in between the moments. Virat Kohli, after a few second punched on his crotch. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill were rotating the strike easily and added 189 runs for the second wicket in 29 overs. Both of these batters threw their wickets away when they were approaching their hundreds.

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Shubman Gill played a magnificent knock of 92 runs in 92 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes. Gill smacked the bowlers at ease and played a few magical shots in his innings. Gill looked at ease during his knock, and fans cheered on his every single shot. He came down the wicket to play a lofted shot over cover against Dilshan Madushanka in the 16th over and made his intentions clear. He was caught by skipper Kusal Mendis behind the wicket.

Virat Kohli was also looking set for his 49th ODI century, but he lost his momentum after reaching the 80s. Virat Kohli scored 82 runs in 78 balls and then took 16 balls to score the next six runs. He was dismissed while playing with soft hands against Dilshan Madushanka. Pathum Nissanka took an easy catch at short cover to dismiss Indian batter. Dilshan Madushanka picked up all three wickets of Indian top-order, including Rohit Sharma.

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