The Leave Dance – feat. Virat Kohli

India is playing Australia in a four-match Test series and given the recent state of pitches in India, it is no surprise to find that the games have been rather low scoring affairs.

Virat Kohli, the man in form, the man who could possibly do no wrong, has been found wanting on a number of occasions in this series.

A string of poor scores in four innings for Team India has led to a lot of criticism, with some even saying that the Australians have found his weakness.

The talk of the town, and perhaps even cricketing world, has been the way he has been dismissed in couple of those innings.

Uncharacteristically, Kohli was seen leaving the ball alone, not once, but twice.

He lost his stumps on the first instance against a Steven O’Keefe delivery that held its line.

While that could be excused as a blip, he was then seen leaving a Nathan Lyon delivery that saw him trapped right in front of his wicket.

Lyon, who enjoyed a prolific first innings return of eight wickets in the first innings of the Bangalore Test match, has shown a potential weakness in India’s batting line-up.

You can read all about that here.

Knowing Kohli’s work ethic, he must be spending countless hours on mental conditioning and also on figuring out a way to counter the spin menace, people on Twitter obviously aren’t going to let such a chance go begging.

Twitter can be a very cruel place when a known athlete has a blip, but it does give us a rather funny gif.

Titled ‘The Leaving Dance’, this video is sure to bring a smile to your face, even if you are one of Kohli’s staunchest supporters. It is a game after all, so why should we get so serious when those on the field are enjoying themselves?

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