Online Reactions to Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav’s Mix-up during World Cup 2023 Match against New Zealand

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During Suryakumar Yadav‘s maiden ODI World Cup match for India against New Zealand at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, an unexpected run-out incident occurred involving him and Virat Kohli that sparked mixed reactions from fans. Suryakumar managed to score just two runs off four balls, and his CWC debut became memorable for an unfortunate reason.

Suryakumar Yadav’s opportunity as Hardik Pandya’s replacement

Suryakumar seized the opportunity to play his maiden CWC 2023 match when Hardik Pandya was sidelined due to an injury sustained in the previous game against Bangladesh. However, Suryakumar’s promising debut was marred by a disastrous mix-up with Kohli, resulting in his run out.

The run-out incident between Suryakumar and Virat Kohli

The run-out incident transpired during the 34th over of India’s run chase. Suryakumar pushed a delivery from Trent Boult towards the cover and initiated a run, but Kohli hesitated, waiting for the ball to clear the fielder. Mitchell Santner displayed remarkable fielding skills, forcing Kohli to return to the non-striker’s end, while Suryakumar found himself stranded. The ball eventually reached wicketkeeper Tom Latham, sealing Suryakumar’s fate and leaving him visibly devastated.

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Fans opinion on SKY’s run-out

Fans were quick to formulate their own theories and express their opinions on social media platform X regarding the run-out incident. Some believed Kohli’s hesitation was the primary factor, while others argued that a more decisive response from both batters could have completed the single.

Here’s how fans reacted:

Match result and implications

Despite the run-out controversy, India managed to register victory by four wickets. Kohli contributed significantly with his 95-run innings, and Ravindra Jadeja‘s unbeaten 39 played a crucial role in the win. This victory propelled India to the top of the points table, bringing them one step closer to securing a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament.

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