Team India has started their preparation for the upcoming five-Test series against England; by playing a three-day warm up tie against Essex.
India batted first against Essex and despite losing Dhawan for a duck and Rahane (17) and Pujara (1) early; Virat Kohli (68) and opener M Vijay (53) steadied the ship a little with a partnership of 90 runs. Virat Kohli looked in good touch with shots all over the ground.
Virat Kohli had hit 12 fours in his innings and it came to an end when Essex quick Paul Walter had him caught by Varun Chopra. “I still can’t believe it,” Walter reacted to his wicket of Virat Kohli during an interview post stumps on Wednesday.
Watch Virat Kohli's dismissal at the hands of Paul Walter:
After the stumps, the Barmy Army honored Kohli with the International Player of the Year award for years 2017 and 2018. In 2017, Kohli was the highest scorer in the ODIs 1,460 runs in 26 games at an average of 76.84. He had hit six centuries and seven fifties in the same format.
(With inputs from dnaindia.com)