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Fans React After Virat Kohli Addressed Team India Huddle Before England’s Innings

Virat Kohli may not hold any captaincy or vice-captaincy position in the Indian team anymore, but he doesn’t need it to lead the side, to motivate them, to inspire them, to be the ever-so pumped-up Kohli.

In absence of both the covid-19 ridden captain Rohit Sharma, and his deputy, KL Rahul, who recently underwent surgery for a hernia, the BCCI had selected fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah to lead India in the Edgbaston Test.

However, Bumrah had never captained at any level of cricket, be it domestic or IPL. So that was a slight concern for Indian fans going into the all-important Edgbaston Test which is the fifth Test of the Pataudi series from last year which India lead 2-1 and aim to register their first Test series win on England soil since 2007.

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Virat Kohli gives a pep talk to teammates

Stepped up Virat Kohli as a helping hand to Bumrah. Before the start of England’s innings on Day 2, Kohli was seen giving a stimulating pep talk to the Indian players in the team huddle, as he always did as India’s captain. While Kohli was not audible, the TV cameras spotted him speaking energetically to his teammates and the video of the same went viral all across social media.

You can watch the video here:

Kohli was also later seen assisting skipper Jasprit Bumrah with the field setting when the speedster was bowling fire from his end and tormenting the English batters. As Bumrah and Kohli discussed over the field placement the cameras caught the former skipper giving his suggestions to the current stand-in skipper.

Fans were stoked on seeing Kohli take charge despite not being the official leader, but the former captain remains inspirational to his teammates and continues to do his best for the side.

Here are some of the reactions to Kohli’s take-charge today:

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah knocked over England’s top three all alone – all of Alex Lees, Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope were dismissed by the Indian skipper, who earlier during his batting innings, created the world record for most runs in a single over in Test cricket: Stuart Broad conceded 35 runs in an over to Bumrah while 29 came off Bumrah’s bat.

Also Read: Brian Lara Posted A Special Tweet After Jasprit Bumrah Broke His Record

Jatin Khandelwal

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