A fan even went to the extent of tweeting that Virat Kohli has lost his focus on the game.
There was so much of hype around the Virat Kohli versus James Anderson battle in the five-match Test series between India and England. And, this battle in the first innings of the first Test match lasted just one single delivery, as Anderson removed Kohli for a first-ball duck.
Anderson bowled a good length delivery that left Kohli a fraction, the Indian skipper poked at it and edged the ball to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. And, James Anderson has won Round one of the contest against his great Indian rival.
The Indian scorecard currently reads _, after _ overs, with _ and Ajinkya Rahane occupying the crease. James Anderson has produced a marvelous spell of fast bowling for the hosts and has brought them back in the game. In the 12 overs that he has bowled, the bowling legend has given away just 12 runs and has also scalped the two massive wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.
Fans and former cricketers react to Virat Kohli’s first-ball duck
And, from former cricketers to fans, several people have reacted to Virat Kohli’s first-ball duck in the first innings of the first Test against England. While Michael Vaughan and Ian Bell were overjoyed at the way James Anderson got the better of Kohli, many others fans were not happy with Kohli’s first ball duck.
While one fan stated that Babar Azam is a better batsman than Virat Kohli, yet another fan tweeted that it was due to bad luck that Kohli was dismissed for a duck. Another fan even went to the extent of tweeting that Virat Kohli has lost his focus on the game, while another stated that vintage Virat Kohli is back in England.
Another fan tweeted that Kohli survived the whole of the 2018 England tour for this moment, while another stated that this might probably be the end of Virat Kohli in the international arena.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter regarding Virat Kohli’s first-ball duck
Oh Jimmy Jimmy 😜😜
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 5, 2021
Oooohhhh Jimmy Jimmy!
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) August 5, 2021
End of Kohli
— Anooj (@shikhari09) August 5, 2021
Survived full 2018 for this @imVkohli 😤😤
— Sachi (@Sachi_here) August 5, 2021
— Rohan Bhattacharjya (@rohanbh63731157) August 5, 2021
🙆Kohli has just chewed a duck on the first ball! Oh my. England is back. 🏏#ENGvIND
— Isaac Midas Imaka 🇺🇬 (@IsaacImaka) August 5, 2021
@imVkohli u have lost your focus ,go get it ,
— B Happy(Ms Gujju-INDIAN)🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@TALI189) August 5, 2021
— Aditya Sharma ॐ (@iamaditya2310) August 5, 2021
Golden kohli ko mil gya….. Golden duck
— (HBD Dev❤) (@RudranshPathak7) August 5, 2021
Kohli 😭😭😭😭who’s goat is this
— RB7🇵🇸 (@bagsmanbrewster) August 5, 2021
Anderson getting kohli in a test in england pic.twitter.com/g0lqAGpkvI
— open mike beagle (@irlfoundmeagain) August 5, 2021
Vintage Kohli of England is back…#IndvsEng
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) August 5, 2021
Bad luck @imVkohli .
— santanu (@santanuzn) August 5, 2021
Yarrr I’m so disappointed man. Why kohli why??!!
— Omar. (@OmarBalochh) August 5, 2021