Kohli and Kesrick Williams get involved in hilarious ‘notebook’ battle

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 94 in 50 balls, in the first T20I against West Indies at Hyderabad on Friday, was in his elements as he did not fear to take on the rivals to pump himself up.

After scoring 21 in 21 balls in the first half of his innings, Kohli was fired up after West Indian bowler Kesrick Williams collided with him mid-pitch in the 13th over. The Indian skipper had hit Jason Holder for a six to reach his 23rd T20I half-century, and the Indian was on fire in the 16th over that was bowled by Williams.


Kohli took him apart for 23 runs in the over, and hit him for a six, following which the Delhi player imitated Williams” “notebook” celebration, where he was seen making a “tick mark” in an imaginary notebook.

This celebration was sparked off from William’s celebration in the recent Caribbean Premier League after he had dismissed Chadwick Walton, but videos resurfaced that showed that Williams had whipped up a similar celebration after he had sent back Kohli in a T20I game in Jamaica in 2017.

It’s not the CPL (about Williams’ celebration), 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 hi-fi. That’s what cricket is all about. Play it hard but have respect for opponents,” Kohli said in the post-match conference.

Kohli was charged up after his run-ins with Williams and scored an unbeaten 94 in just 50 balls to help India chase down a mammoth total of 208. He shared a 100-run stand with KL Rahul for the second wicket, which laid the foundation for a clinical win.


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