In a historic and thrilling encounter between India and England during the ODI World Cup, cricket fans around the world were left in shock as they witnessed a never-before-seen occurrence. India’s cricketing sensation and star batsman, Virat Kohli, suffered the ignominy of being dismissed for a duck in an ICC ODI World Cup match for the very first time, creating an unexpected and unwanted record that sent shockwaves through the cricketing community.
During the Lucknow encounter, England’s talented pacer, David Willey, took center stage as he came in to bowl the seventh over. With a bowled delivery just short of a good length, the anticipation in the stadium was palpable. Kohli, known for his impeccable timing and mastery of cricketing shots, attempted to hit the ball over mid-off, but in an unexpected twist, the face of his bat turned, and the ball soared high in the air. It eventually landed safely in the hands of the ever-reliable Ben Stokes, leaving Kohli dismissed for a mere duck.
This 9-ball duck marked a significant milestone in Virat Kohli’s illustrious career. It was the 16th time he had been dismissed for a duck in ODIs, and the uncalled for event occurred in his 275th ODI innings. The 34-year-old batsman’s unfortunate duck also saw him equal the record held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar for the most ducks for India in International cricket (playing in the top 7).
Since his debut in 2008, Virat Kohli has etched his name in the annals of cricketing history. With an impressive track record, he has amassed 13,437 runs in ODI cricket at an astonishing average of over 58. His journey from a young, promising talent to one of the most prolific run-scorers in the world is nothing short of remarkable. Kohli’s unwavering dedication to the sport, unparalleled work ethic, and incredible ability to adapt to various conditions have made him a cricketing icon. Kohli faced a slew of trolls for his feat.
[MEMES] Virat Kohli Face Trolls For His Maiden World Cup Duck
KOHLI’S OUT FOR A DUCK 🦆 pic.twitter.com/E2X8rPJcGj
— England’s Barmy Army 🏴🎺 (@TheBarmyArmy) October 29, 2023
First duck for Virat Kohli in the World Cups (ODI/T20)
— VINEETH𓃵🦖 (@sololoveee) October 29, 2023
That guy after Virat Kohli’s Duck 😭 pic.twitter.com/x0YqxbU1vh
— Dennis🕸 (@DenissForReal) October 29, 2023
DUCK FOR KOHLI pic.twitter.com/qlLL8vm2ba
— biskoot 🇵🇸 (@biscuuute56) October 29, 2023
— TukTuk Academy (@TukTuk_Academy) October 29, 2023
— Hassan (@HassanAbbasian) October 29, 2023