It was India’s turn to bat today on second day of the ongoing series opener against England, however, the much-awaited “Virat Kohli vs James Anderson” battle went in the England pacer’s favour. The Indian skipper left everyone disappointed as he walked back on a first-ball duck in the first England-India Test in Nottingham.
Virat Kohli walked out to bat at number 4 and the crowd went berserk as they created a terrific environment by hooting and cheering. However, the skipper failed to fulfill the expectations of his fans, resuming the battle against England’s James Anderson.
For the unversed, James Anderson troubled Virat Kohli throughout the 2014 series in England, however, the Indian skipper fought back brilliantly during the return tour in 2018, where not just he scored 593 runs across 10 innings but also managed to keep Anderson at bay throughout the series.
However, the battle has once again kickstarted and this time, Anderson was just too good for Virat as the former nicked off on the very first delivery he faced.
Virat registered his fifth golden duck in Test match cricket, which is also his second consecutive duck against England in England in Test cricket.
Meanwhile, fans on social media were left disappointed and soon social media was flooded with reactions from the netizens on this. There were many who came up with hilarious memes and jokes, while trolling the Indian skipper.
Following Virat’s wicket, India lost back-to-back wickets in the form of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Kohli's England tour preparation summed up pic.twitter.com/qLghqmIuTV
— Tiilooo 2.0 (@KasamCinemaaki) August 5, 2021
— vaibhav hatwal2 🤧 (@vaibhav_hatwal2) August 5, 2021
It's been 3 years since the release of Zero movie, but this guy still promoting it
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) August 5, 2021
Virat Kohli getting out on 0, making easy for his fans to Ratio. King Kohli 🔥🔥
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) August 5, 2021
Indian players are unable to get gold at Olympics and Kohli scored golden duck in England. #ENGvsIND
— Jahazi (@Oye_Jahazi) August 5, 2021
One more Gold for India !!!
Golden Duck @imVkohli.
— Sameet Thakkar (@thakkar_sameet) August 5, 2021
Virat Kohli brought the first gold for India. King👑 #ENGvIND
— Chinaman (@ChinamanStrikes) August 5, 2021