Kohli's smart reply to Faulkner's sledging try

Indian batsman's reply will surely leave a mark on the Australian left-arm paceman


Sports Desk January 18, 2016
PHOTO: REUTERS

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'.

https://twitter.com/Cricketopia/status/688664693817217024

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.

COMMENTS (2)

Nabeell | 5 years ago | Reply Cant see anything in this collection of words!!
dotbuster | 5 years ago | Reply what burn!? they got skunked!!
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