You just can’t hold on Virat Kohli out of the game. The Indian skipper returned to his old way, giving animated farewells to New Zealand batsmen as Mohamed Shamithe double strikes brought India back into the game on Day 5 of the rain-hit World Test Championship (WTC).
Shami struck again in his next game, rejecting BJ Watling with a peach on delivery. The Indian Pacer withdrew the guarantee when New Zealand suddenly turned 135 to 5 at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
While the Shami-Ishant duo worked in tandem under English conditions, Captain Collie was in cloud nine after each door fell. The fired car quickly became a huge point of conversation on Twitter.
In an interview with India TV, Shami had said that Collie’s aggression helped a lot in the positive environment of the dressing room. Pacer had also shared one of the recurring jokes between him and Collie.
“Fast bowlers are very aggressive, both old and new. But one player who could probably emulate their aggression is our own captain! Sometimes when a photo of Virat’s holiday with a leash goes viral on social media, I ask him funny, “Was it my door or yours? Shami had said.
“He celebrates more than the bowlers! Sometimes he points out that you don’t look too happy with the wicket, so I just tell him, ‘You did the whole party for me!’
“But it’s important to have fun on the pitch. Virat is aggressive, obviously, but as a unit he has led the team brilliantly so far. He is also a very aggressive batsman.”