Cricket News: After losing the toss in the first two Test matches at Trent Bridge and Lord’s, Team India finally won their first toss in the ongoing Test series against England at Headingley. Captain Virat Kohli chose to bat first and even named an unchanged playing XI from the winning team at Lord’s, demonstrating his faith in his hitters in difficult conditions. Wasim Jaffer’s meme, on the other hand, became a talking point on the internet shortly after the toss. After losing the toss for the eighth time in a row, Jaffer responded to Kohli’s victory.
“Root looks at the coin after Kohli wins the toss???? #ENGvIND,” Jaffer commented alongside a meme based on the iconic Bollywood film Sholay. In a moment near the film’s climax, Dharmendra, who plays Veeru, is seen looking at a coin that has two heads instead of one head and one tail.
Here’s what he had to say:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 25, 2021
Even Kohli was taken aback by his team’s toss victory.
“I’m surprised I won the coin toss. We’re going to bat first. This looks hard and grass-free, with runs on the board to set it up. We’re going to the game with the same lineup “he declared during the coin toss It should be remembered that Kohli has not won the toss in a Test match since February of this year against the same Joe Root-led side in Chennai.
However, for the Indian captain, things have not gone according to plan. On Day 1 at Headingley, India lost their first three wickets within the first hour after electing to bat first. All three wickets were taken by veteran pacer James Anderson, who took KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and captain Kohli.
While Rahul’s failure in this series was unusual, Pujara and Kohli haven’t been in great form recently, and their early dismissal in this Test has renewed doubts about their form.
Meanwhile, Anderson, who was at the centre of an intense second Test at Lord’s and even had a verbal altercation with Kohli, appears to be having the last laugh on Virat in this series, eliminating him twice in three Tests.
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