ndia against Sri Lanka: A Twitter user anticipated the score at which Virat Kohli would be out, the form of removal, and the batsman’s response step by step, and it all happened nearly exactly as predicted. Virender Sehwag, a former India opener, couldn’t help but remark on how accurate the forecast was.
Virat Kohli’s demise on Day 1 of his 100th Test against Sri Lanka was predicted by a fan.
KEY POINTS TO NOTE
Virat Kohli’s exact score and style of dismissal were predicted by the user.
Kohli was removed for 45 runs by Lasith Embuldeniya.
In his 100th Test match, Kohli passed the 8000-run barrier.
Jofra Archer, an England pacer, is known for ‘having a twitter for every incident,’ whether in athletics or in life. Twitter users usually find a tweet that compares it to a current occurrence, and it always makes sense. On Friday, March 4, something similar happened, but with such pinpoint precision that other Twitter users, including former cricketer Virender Sehwag, found it hard to believe.
At 12:46 a.m. on Friday, a user predicted the score Virat Kohli will attain in the first innings of his 100th Test, as well as the style of dismissal. It doesn’t end there; it also forecasts the batsman’s response to the dismissal, as well as the bowler who will get him out with needle-like accuracy.
“Kohli will not get a perfect score on his 100th exam. Will score 45 (100) with four beautiful cover drives, and then Embuldeniya’s stumps will be knocked down, and he’ll seem surprised and bow his head in despair “the user expressed himself.
Fans and other users were stunned by what they had just seen, and even Sehwag couldn’t help but respond. “Wow!” said Sehwag, quoting the tweet.
Kohli, who had just passed the 8000-run mark in Test matches, was duped by left-arm spinner Embuldeniya’s deception and turn as he failed to read the departing ball, which pitched on middle and off stump and smashed through his stumps.
Kohli and Hanuma Vihari, the new No. 3 batsman, put up a brilliant partnership of 90 runs, with Vihari scoring 58 runs. The hosts lost both Kohli and Vihari in rapid succession before Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, both ex-Delhi Capitals, led the team to safer seas.
Iyer was in fine form as he improved on his T20I series heroics before being removed for 27 by Dhananjaya de Silva. Pant was on 33 when Ravindra Jadeja, a fellow southpaw, joined him in the middle.