India vs England 2nd ODI: Barmy Army mocks Virat Kohli after dismissal
- Kohli was dismissed after scoring 16 runs
- The Barmy Army has previously mocked Kohli during India's tour of England
- Kohli's slump in form has cost the Indian team a trustworthy scorer
India ace Virat Kohli could not stop the Indian ship from drowning as the English bowling lineup had a field day against the Men in Blue at the Lord’s on Thursday. Kohli, who looked comfortable on the pitch initially, was caught out by Jos Buttler from a David Willey delivery after he hit three boundaries.
Following Kohli’s dismissal, the Barmy Army decided to mock the Indian batter, who has had a tough time to score runs during his side’s tour of England. Kohli has scored 16, 11, 1, 20, 11 and 16 in all of his innings at the tour till now, falling at crucial moments and failing to give his side an edge.
“Kohli’s gone,” read a photo posted by the Barmy Army on Twitter, with the caption, “Does this meme even matter anymore?”
They also went on to post subsequent tweets regarding Kohli’s dismissal on Thursday evening.
However, it was not only Kohli who had a bad day at office in the second ODI against England. Skipper Rohit Sharma was dismissed after facing only 10 balls, scoring none. Wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant also scored zero, and was on the pitch for only five balls.
Shikhar Dhawan also could not help the Indian cricket team as the opener was sent back to the pavilion after scoring only nine runs.
Kohli, once arguably the most fierce batter in the world, has been forced to face ridicule and criticisms since his form dried up. Several pundits and hordes of India fans have called to drop him from the squad in favour of other players on the bench. However, captain Rohit Sharma has had his back so far, who went on to declare that the team will be backing Kohli in his moment of need.
At the time of writing this article, India has lost the second ODI in the three match ODI series against England and is looking forward to the third match, which will decide the ODI series winner.
India face England in the third and final ODI match on Sunday, July 17 at Old Trafford.