West Indies fast bowler Kesrick Williams settled the score with Virat Kohli by changing his celebration after dismissing the Indian captain in the second T20 International of the three-match series in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Kesrick Williams’ signature “notebook” celebration was mimicked by Virat Kohli after being hit for a six in the first T20I in Hyderabad on Friday. In Thiruvananthapuram, Kesrick Williams avenged his humiliation by dismissing Virat Kohli for 19 in the 14th over and instead of celebrating it with a virtual “notebook”, he put his index finger on his lips and sent Twitter into a frenzy.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) shared a picture of Williams’ celebration after Kohli’s wicket in the second T20I. Fans flooded the post, with some praising the West Indies bowler for “smart celebration” while others cautioning him to not tease Kohli again as he will come back stronger in the third T20I in Mumbai.
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Loved It And Also Waiting To See Virat's Next Reaction 🔥😎#INDvsWI
— Raveena 🇮🇳Aggarwal (@RaveenaAgarwaal) December 8, 2019
Williams took two wickets as the West Indies restricted India to 170/7 after opting to bowl. The visitors then rode on an unbeaten half-century by Lendl Simmons to beat India by eight wickets and level the three-match series 1-1.
In the first T20I, which India won by six wickets, Kohli imitated Williams’s “notebook” celebration after hitting him for a six.
It was being believed that Kohli had copied Williams’ CPL send-off to Chadwick Walton but the man of the match made it clear that it was more of revenge.
Kohli remained unbeaten on 94 and put on a key 100-run second-wicket stand with KL Rahul, who made 62, as the hosts reached their target of 208 in 18.4 overs.