But what really broke the internet was the sight of Virat bowling. Captain Rohit Sharma threw the ball towards the former skipper, asking him to bowl the 17th over of the Hong Kong run chase. At that point, Hong Kong needed an improbable 84 runs in 24 balls.
India’s sixth bowler on the night did a rather tidy job with the ball, giving away just 6 runs in the one over he bowled. He didn’t pick up a wicket, but an economy rate of 6 isn’t bad at all, considering this was the first time he was bowling in a T20I match since 2016.
Watch Virat Kohli bowling vs Hong Kong here:
King bowling 😍#ViratKohli #INDvHK https://t.co/AWtzBbvsOH
— CS (@_C_S___) 1661966144000
Look who is bowling 🔥 #INDvHK #ViratKohli #ViratKohli𓃵 @imVkohli https://t.co/KfCaw4fO6S
— Vinayaka M Poojary (@VinayakMPoojary) 1661965897000
Overall, in international cricket, Virat has bowled a total of 793 deliveries (641 in ODIs and 152 in T20Is) and taken 4 wickets in eac format for a total of 8 international wickets so far. His economy rate in ODIs is 6.22 and in T20Is it reads 8.05.