On 22 March 2022, team India locked horns with Australia in Chennai in the third ODI for the series decider. However, Australia managed to win the match by 21 runs and thus, won the series 2-1. However, a video has gone viral from the match where Virat Kohli was seen colliding with Marcus Stoinis during India’s innings.
The incident took place during the 21st over. Marcus Stoinis was bowling while KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were batting. On the third delivery of that over, Rahul was beaten by a bouncer bowled by Stoinis. Then, the star Aussie all-rounder was seen colliding with Kohli while going back to his bowling stride.
Here is the viral video:
what actually happened vs What media shows#INDvAUS #ViratKohli #stoinis pic.twitter.com/yxGCruio3z
— Rupam Sasmal (@RupamSasmal6) March 23, 2023
Virat Kohli scored 54 runs off 72 balls against Australia in the third ODI
Kohli was seen with an angry stare toward the bowler while Stoinis was seen with a cheeky smile. However, it seemed to be friendly banter as nothing between them got heated up. Speaking of the match, Australia batted first after winning the toss. They got bundled out for 269 runs in 49 overs. Both Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets each while both Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel took two wickets each. For India, the skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill came out to open the innings.
But, they failed short by 21 runs and India lost the third ODI. Virat Kohli scored 54 runs off 72 balls, including two fours and one six. Apart from him, other batters failed to come up with some significant contributions. Hardik Pandya showed some fight as he scored 40 runs off 40 balls, including three fours and one six. For Australia, Adam Zampa took four wickets for 45 runs in 10 overs. He won the player of the match award for his performance while Mitchell Marsh won the player of the series award for scoring 194 runs in three matches.
Here is how fans have reacted to the viral video of the collision between Virat Kohli and Stoinis during the third ODI:
What is Friendly faceoff
— 💉 (@dtsaae) March 22, 2023
Galti kar Gaya, ab to Zampa ki Champa ko koi nai bacha sakta.
— Mazhar Malik 🇮🇳 (@Mazerisation) March 22, 2023
Never mess with king 👑🔥
— ᴠɪʜᴀɴɢ (@Vihang_Gade05) March 22, 2023
Ben stokes to bol hi Diya hoga
— Raju (@Satrangi_Nibba) March 22, 2023
Warna LSG ko pele ga Virat 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/FE4fUHhnMQ
— Vardan Agarwal🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Vardana23483151) March 22, 2023
Stoinis tu to gye bete
— KING_KOHLI_18_FAN PAGE (@saurabh15163911) March 22, 2023
Dono ki Shaqal dekh kar lag toh nahi raha h ki friendly face-off h
— Harsh (@Imhro_45) March 22, 2023
Year 2001 : Tendulkar vs. McGrath pic.twitter.com/PCaGYNPkoi
— Andy Dufresne 🇮🇳 (@ND_Dufresne) March 22, 2023