Past India captain Virat Kohli bowled in a World Cup game for the first time since 2015, bowling three deliveries in India’s World Cup 2023 encounter against Bangladesh in Pune.
After Hardik Pandya suffered an ankle injury while delivering his first over in the contest, Virat Kohli was forced to pitch in with the ball. Kohli bowled three deliveries for two runs.
Virat Kohli last bowled in a World Cup match in 2015. He was bowling an over against Australia in Sydney when his arm was called over by then-captain MS Dhoni.
On Thursday, Virat Kohli bowled three deliveries at about 105 kmph with remarkable control. He gave up two runs in his over, as Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das both singled.
The Pune crowd erupted when Virat Kohli collected the ball from skipper Rohit Sharma and raced to the bowling crease to finish Hardik Pandya’s over.