Viral video: Did Virat Kohli try to stand his bat up like Root in the tour game against Leicestershire? | Cricket News

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Virat Kohli during the Indian Tour match against Leicestershire

Although India got off to a bad start in the warm-up game against Leicestershire on Thursday, one positive sign was former captain Virat Kohli’s stick. He hit with confidence and looked set for a big score. Besides his confident stroke game, there was another point up Kohli’s sleeves that went viral on social media. On day one, 34-year-old Kohli was seen trying to balance the bat without any support. It was reminiscent of what former England captain Joe Root did in a recent Test match against New Zealand.

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Kohli was unbeaten at the crease when rain interrupted play on the opening day of the tour match against Leicestershire.

Watch: Virat Kohli trying to balance his bat

A video of former England captain Joe Root balancing his bat so that it stood upright on the ground without any support had gone viral during the Three Lions’ second Test match against New Zealand.

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Twitter users had liked and widely shared the video after it was posted on social media.

Root himself was in fine form and became the newest member of the Test cricket 10,000 runners club.

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He left Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith in his wake in the longest format with consistent hitters and big scores.

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His efforts helped England pocket the series against New Zealand as they took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series following victory at Trent Bridge.

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