Bengaluru: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday made an impact with the ball when he claimed his first One Day International wicket in nine years during the World Cup match against the Netherlands at Bengaluru.
With the Dutch crawling in their chase of 411 to win, India skipper Rohit Sharma threw the ball to Kohli who sent back opposition captain Scott Edwards, caught behind in his second over off a ball drifting down the leg side.
It was only Kohli’s fifth career ODI wicket from his gentle medium-pace and first since 2014 when he dismissed New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in Wellington.
The last time he struck in an international match of any kind was against the West Indies in the 2016 Twentyt20 World Cup.
Kohli bowled briefly earlier in this World Cup after all-rounder Hardik Pandya limped off midway through an over against Bangladesh.
Earlier Sunday, Kohli, who equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record of 49 ODI centuries last week, made 51 in India’s 410-4.