The third Test between England and India at Headingley in Leeds has began with Indian skipper Virat Kohli profitable the toss and electing to bat first. It was the primary event that Kohli received the toss after shedding eight on the trot.
India have gone with the identical enjoying XI, denying Ravichandran Ashwin one more alternative. Alternatively, the hosts got here up with a few modifications, with Dawid Malan and Craig Overton changing Dom Sibley and Mark Wooden.
The followers have been stunned to see the Indian captain lastly profitable the toss as they couldn’t management to specific the feelings on social media.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
No change to the Indian enjoying XI. Solely shock is Kohli profitable the toss!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 25, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 25, 2021
VIRAT KOHLI HAS WON A TOSS.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 25, 2021
Virat Kohli has received the toss. pic.twitter.com/wPCeERM92D
— 𝐕I𝐍A𝐘A𝐊 ™ (@NextBiIIionairs) August 25, 2021
Virat Kohli received the toss and my religion in chance chapter of maths is restored. #ENGvIND
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) August 25, 2021
That is the primary time Virat Kohli profitable a toss in England in Take a look at cricket after shedding 8 consecutive tosses.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 25, 2021
“It is a bit of shock for me to win the toss”. – Virat Kohli.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 25, 2021
Fireworks go off throughout Delhi. Diwali did not come early, Kohli received the toss. pic.twitter.com/E5BHpZatkN
— The Joker 🃏 (@Joker122018) August 25, 2021
Even Kohli was himself stunned after profitable the toss as he mentioned: “It’s a shock I’ve received (the toss). We’re batting first.”
The Delhi-lad additionally revealed why he didn’t decide Ashwin for the Leeds Take a look at. He defined that the situations don’t require enjoying one other spinner, having Ravindra Jadeja already within the line-up.
“Seems to be agency and with out grass and runs on the board will set this up. We’re moving into with the identical XI. We considered getting Ashwin in, and the strain of the additional seamer in these situations is essential. Jadeja will bowl much more overs as a result of the situations are suited to him,” added the 31-year-old.
“You may lay down markers and tradition, but it surely’s as much as the boys to take it up and win from strain conditions. It’s all about dealing with strain on the highest stage. It’s the hardest place to bat for the openers, and KL and Rohit have completed job. Hopefully, they will proceed. About my batting, I’ll attempt to make an affect for the workforce with the bat. I consider in my course of, and generally it doesn’t actually come off on the sector, however I’m extra involved about how a lot of an affect I’ve on the workforce’s efficiency,” Kohli added additional.