Indian right-hand batsman Virat Kohli was on the losing side in the five-match series against Australia but his notorious comeback to left-hand paceman James Faulkner's sledging attempt won him a lot of praise on Sunday.
Kohli's India gave away the five-match series 3-0 to Australia even after posting targets of 300+ twice and a 296-run target on Sunday.
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Australian batsman had all the answers for the Indian bowling attack as the Kangaroos piled up humiliating wins against the MS Dhoni-led men in the first two ODIs.
In the third ODI, while batting first, Kohli's 117 of as many balls inspired his team to a total of 295 runs. During his innings, Faulkner tried to pump up the pressure on Kohli by attempting a sledge at him.
Kohli's reply was nothing less than epic.
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He told the left-armer that 'You're wasting your energy. There's no point. I have smashed you enough in my life. Go and bowl'.
India lost the match after Glenn Maxwell scored 96 off 83 balls to guide his team past the finishing line with three wickets and seven balls to spare.
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Indian bowlers have been under criticism for not being up-to-the-mark when bowling in Aussie conditions.
However, the burn that Kohli's reply caused will surely leave a mark on Faulkner.
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