Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma: Running into trouble

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Written by Bharat Sundaresan
| Mumbai |
Published: February 15, 2018 1:03 am


Virat Kohli was run out in the fifth ODI against South Africa. (BCCI Photo)

At the exact moment Rohit Sharma put his hand up and sent Virat Kohli back on Tuesday, he was just two yards outside his batting crease. By then, Kohli had already crossed the halfway-point of no return. He was nearly parallel to where the ball had pitched. Rohit had tucked the length delivery in the direction of point. While Kohli set off at full tilt immediately, his partner took two strides out and then changed his mind.

The ball had barely gone 10 yards to his right and reached the second practice pitch. And JP Duminy at point wasn’t in the frame when Kohli turned mid-stride. But the South African still had enough time to pick up the ball, under-arm it and score a direct-hit at the…

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