Virat Kohli Gave A ‘Flying Kiss’ Send Off To Jonny Bairstow During The 5th Test Match

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Virat Kohli Gave An Epic Sendoff: Jonny Bairstow resumed his surreal batting form as he smashed a third consecutive Test hundred, on Sunday as he kept England alive in the Edgbaston Test. Bairstow hurt India with the weight of his runs, and in the manner, it came following his heated argument with Virat Kohli on the morning of Day 3.

After hammering hundreds against New Zealand at Trent Bridge and Headingley, the Yorkshireman slammed one, against a stronger and deeper bowling attack of India in the all-important fifth Test of the Pataudi Trophy.

Virat Kohli gives a flying kiss sendoff to Bairstow

Bairstow hammered 106 runs off 140 balls, his knock including 14 disdainfully struck fours and two cleanly-hit sixes. England were in a pickle at 83/5 and he took them to over 250 in reply to India’s 416.

Perhaps even Virat Kohli would have been regretting enraging Bairstow. Bairstow was 13 runs off 61 balls before his argument with Kohli; he teed off splendidly after that, smashing 87 runs off the next 58 balls, and brought up another quickfire century off 119 deliveries, celebrating it animatedly.

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Eventually, it was Mohammed Shami to whom Bairstow succumbed. Bairstow’s eyes went up as he saw a length delivery well outside off-stump and went for a powerful drive. However, he could only manage an outside edge which was taken easily by Kohli at first slip.

While Bairstow went off to a standing ovation from the crowd, Kohli gave him his own send-off: a flying kiss!!

The video of Kohli giving a flying kiss as Bairstow walked back to the dressing room has gone viral.

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After Bairstow’s dismissal, India wrapped up things quickly. Mohammed Siraj finished with a four-wicket haul, Shami with a brace, Shardul Thakur had one wicket to his name, while Bumrah couldn’t add any from his three overnight as England folded for 284, giving India a lead of 132.

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