It was also the first duck by an Indian captain in 85 T20I matches. Behrendorff was also responsible for handing legendary Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid their last ducks.
Even scoring nothing makes a record for Virat Kohli!
India had a forgettable outing in the 2nd T20I on Tuesday here in Guhati. Australia bounced back in the series with a crushing 8-wicket win at the Baraspara Stadium. Jason Behrendorff (4/21) ripped through the high-profile Indian batting to restrict the home team to a below par 118. The visitors chased the modest total in just 15.3 overs. The 27-year-old from Western Australia swung the ball both ways on a helping pitch with Rohit Sharma (8), Shikhar Dhawan (2) and Virat Kohli (0) among his high-profile scalps. The India captain went back to the dug out after getting a faint inside edge while attempting a flick. That flick made the ball loop in the air and the left-arm pacer himself took the catch. Meanwhile, it was the 28-year-old’s first duck in T20I cricket.
It was also the first duck by an Indian captain in 85 T20I matches.
Behrendorff was also responsible for handing legendary Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid their last ducks. The other players in the list who were unbeaten for a duck includes Yuvi.
Most innings before first DUCK in T20I cricket:
47 – VIRAT KOHLI; 40 – Shoaib Malik; 39 – Yuvraj Singh; 38 – Samiullah Shenwari
“I don’t think we were good enough with the bat. The wicket was bit sticking to start with. It was difficult for them as well, but after the dew set in, they got away,” said Kohli after the loss.
“But we speak about when the situations are not in our favour is when we have to put 120 percent on the field. It is the attitude that matters most and it is something the team embraces,” he added.
He appreciated the pacer’s effort and also accepted the tough lines he bowled. Behrendorff was the star with the ball.
“I thought the ball to Rohit was very good. His line and length was very tight. He made us think. Credit to him for hitting the right areas. He definitely had a top class day today,” said Kohli.