India vs Leicestershire: Virat Kohli asks referee after dismissal in warm-up match – Watch | Cricket News

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On Day 1 of the Warm-up Tour match between India and Leicestershire, Virat Kohli seemed to be in good touch. After India were five points behind in Leicester, the former Indian captain took a 50-plus stand with KS Bharat. He was confident with his strokes. He hit four fours and one six. It looked like Kohli was ready for a big score in the match. However, it was not to be. In the 41st over of the Day, while Kohli faced fast bowler Roamn Walker, Kohli went on to make a driving force against a fuller delivery.

The ball looked like it was going past Kohli’s bat and onto the Leicestershire wicketkeeper’s hands. The bowler appealed fervently and after much deliberation, the referee raised his fingers. Kohli initially seemed relaxed and was stunned when he was released. He then asked the referee about the dismissal, who said Kohli is LBW. The batter then ran away.

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The Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma aims to win the Test series against England. The visitors lead 2-1 in the series that had to be stopped halfway last year due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. The rescheduled Test will be played from 1 July at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Before the crucial test, the Indians started their tour on Thursday with a warm-up match against Leicestershire.

The start of the warm-up match was quite entertaining as Indian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill entered the field on the tune of bhangra music and dhols. Dancers dressed in traditional Punjabi attire could be seen dancing while the players made their way to the field. Some of the Indian players could not hide their smiles about the situation.

Indian star players Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna have been added to the rival Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) squad. They play under county captain Sam Evans.

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