Kohli celebrates Root’s dismissal with mic-gesture
Birmingham, August 1
Virat Kohli’s animated send off to his counterpart Joe Root’s dismissal added a dash of drama to the proceedings on the opening day. It was Kohli’s send-off to Root that caught attention. Root was looking set to get a big one but a brilliant piece of fielding from Kohli saw the right-hander getting run-out for 80. Root tried to steal a second run off Ravichandran Ashwin but Kohli ran quickly, picked up the ball and threw it in one swift motion to knock down the stumps with a direct hit. Kohli celebrated the dismissal with a ‘mic-drop’ send-off, something Root had done after guiding England to a 2-1 ODI series win against India last month.
Moeen, Porter released
Moeen Ali and James Porter have been released from the Test squad and they are now free to participate in this week’s T20 Blast matches for Worcestershire and Essex, respectively.