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WATCH: Virat Kohli mocks West Indies bowler Kesrick Williams by imitating notebook send-off

After hitting Kesrick Williams for a six in the 16th over, a fired-up Indian captain also used his bat as an imaginary notebook to "tick" the bowler's name off.

Published: 07th December 2019 11:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2019 11:46 AM   |  A+A-

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after win the first T20 match against West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. (Photo | AP)

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after win the first T20 match against West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. (Photo | AP)

By Online Desk

Virat Kohli played a sublime innings at Hyderabad on Friday to guide India to a six-wicket win over West Indies in the first T20 International. It was the sixth-highest total chased down successfully in T20I history, and India’s highest.

The skipper took a bit of time to find his touch and when he did, there was no stopping him. Running hard as usual and timing the ball to perfection, he made a difficult chase look easy in the end. The unbeaten 94 off 50 balls (4x6, 6x6) was his 23rd half-century and highest score in this format.

With the West Indies bowlers trying to get into Kohli's head on a number of occasions, the India captain used more than just his bat at times to reply. After hitting Kesrick Williams for a six in the 16th over, a fired-up Virat used his bat as an imaginary notebook to "tick" the bowler's name off.

You do not mess with the Skip! #TeamIndia #INDvWI @paytm

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29-year-old Kesrick Williams is known for this typical celebration after picking wickets, and his face-off with fellow Carribean batsman Chadwick Walton during  Carribean Premier League (CPL) match a few years ago had gone viral.

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When asked if the celebration was inspired by the CPL episode, Kohli said that he remembered Williams doing the same in Jamaica when the Indian team was there for a tour.

"It's not the CPL, it happened to me in Jamaica when he got me out. So I thought I'll tick a few in the notebook as well, but all good. There were a few words, but smiles at the end. That's what you want to see. Good competitive cricket, but in the end shake hands and give a high five. That's what cricket is all about. Play it hard, but have respect for opponents," Kohli said.

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India and West Indies will next lock horns in the second T20I on Sunday, December 8.



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