India vs Australia: The second T20 International between India and Australia In Nagpur was delayed due to wet outfield. Some Indian players including Virat Kohli, standing near the dressing room gallery, awaiting for the match to get underway, were spotted by some fans who out of nowhere started chanting ‘RCB RCB’ to grab Kohli’s attention. Seeing this, Virat Kohli was quick to point to the logo on the Indian jersey, indicating that he is representing India and not the IPL franchise. The hint by Kohli was meant to urge fans to cheer for the national team instead. The video of the incident has gone viral on the internet.

 

Following Virat Kohli’s gesture, fans stopped RCB chants and started cheering for the cricketer. Star seamer Harshal Patel was standing alongside Virat when the entire episode unfolded. Similar to Kohli, Patel too pointed towards the logo on his jersey.

Talking about Ind vs Aus 2nd T20I, a captain’s knock from Rohit Sharma (unbeaten 46 off 20 balls) helped team India beat Australia by six wickets in the rain-hit second T20I to level the three-match series 1-1. Ind vs Aus 2nd T20I was reduced to eight overs per team due to the wet outfield. Asked to bat first after India won the toss, Australia scored 90/5 batting first with the help of Matthew Wade’s (43 runs off 20 balls) fiery innings.

 

In reply, India scored 92 for the loss of four wickets and registered a victory with four balls to spare. Veteran Dinesh Karthik ensured his team’s victory by hitting a six and four in the first two balls of the last over. Rohit added 43 runs in 20 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes.

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