Following a shoulder injury which he sustained during the Ranchi Test match while fielding, Virat Kohli has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test match against Australia. Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed as the Indian Cricket Team’s 33rd Test captain.
Virat had said that he would play the Test match only if he is 100 percent fit in the pre-match press conference which was held on Friday. After playing 54 consecutive Test matches, Virat has missed the longest format for the first time in his career due to an injury.
However, the injury did not stop the captain from being there for his boys. During the drinks break, Kohli could be seen rushing over to the field laden with drinks for his teammates and was seen giving some inputs to his bowlers. The incident occurred in the sixth over of the innings when the on-field umpire was checking the condition of the ball.
“Look at who has got the 'paani' for everybody.12th man Virat Kohli,” said former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar, reports The Times Of India.
Meanwhile, Twitterati were utterly surprised, but at the same time widely appreciated Virat for his humble gesture, of course with some funny tweets:
Kohli should sledge while carrying drinks. Will send Twitter into a meltdown.— Fake Mitch Johnson (@NotMitchJohnson) March 25, 2017
Virat Kohli came to serve drinks. His main motive was to abuse Karun Nair for dropping Warner's catch. #IndvAus— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) March 25, 2017
Team Australia, when offered water by Kohli pic.twitter.com/kO2L7DQ1pZ— MansahaRatty (@YearOfRat) March 25, 2017
The only thing common between Kohli and Dhoni- Carrying drinks in between overs. #IndvAus— Kiran (@kskirun2090) March 25, 2017
Virat kohli serving drinks to our players in between the break. What a Captain. What a Man! Selfless! ????????#IndvAus— Banna. (@iJaiDeep_) March 25, 2017
Virat on the boundary ropes talking to Kuldeep after his maiden Test wicket. Amazing involvement from this guy, seriously! #IndvAus— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 25, 2017
Great to see Virat Kohli talking to Kuldeep Yadev after he took the maiden Test wicket....— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 25, 2017
Kudos, Captain Virat!
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