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Virat Kohli’s hit wicket dismissal in Rajkot Test a rare occasion

Virat Kohli looked in good touch on the fourth day of the Rajkot Test but he was out hit wicket to Adil Rashid, a rare form of dismissal

cricket Updated: Nov 12, 2016 19:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Virat Kohli,India,England
Virat Kohli became the second Indian Test skipper after Lala Amarnath to be out hit wicket in a match.(REUTERS)

Virat Kohli was the victim of a rare mode of dismissal on the fourth day of the first Test against England in Rajkot as he was out hit wicket to legspinner Adil Rashid. (LIVE BLOG)

Having moved smoothly to 40, Kohli went well inside the crease to pull a short ball from Adil Rashid. However, as he stepped back and swivelled, his front foot disturbed the stumps and the bail was dislodged. The Indian skipper, who does not have a good record against England, could not believe his luck as India were left in a precarious situation at 361/6. (LIVE SCORECARD)

In 2233 Tests, Kohli is the 22nd Indian batsmen to be out hit wicket. He is the first Indian batsman to be out hit wicket in Tests after 14 years, the last being VVS Laxman during the 2002 Antigua Test against the West Indies.

Kohli is the first Indian Test skipper to be out hit wicket since Lala Amarnath in 1949. Lala suffered the fate against the West Indies in the Chennai Test.

Mohinder Amarnath, the son of Lala Amarnath, has had the distinction of being the Indian batsman who has gotten out hit wicket the most number of times. He was dismissed in this mode three times, the first one against Pakistan in Lahore in 1978, the second against Australia in Mumbai in 1979 and against Pakistan again in Faisalabad in 1984.

First Published: Nov 12, 2016 11:01 IST