India could manage a paltry 179 against New Zealand in their first warm-up match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand at The Oval on Saturday.
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The famed top-order failed to negotiate Kiwi pacers, with openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan getting out for identical scores of two. Skipper Virat Kohli then got out after making only 18. He was clean bowled by Colin de Grandhomme.
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Angry with Kohli's rather casual looking dismissal, fans soon took to Twitter to express their unhappiness.
Here are some reactions:
Mota bhai to Virat Kohli: ‘Sure to lift the World Cup or I should become Indian team manager?’— Maya Hariram (@HariramMaya) May 25, 2019
Virat Kohli scored the same score which is on his Jersey ... 18 #INDvNZ— Vijaay ðÂÂ®ðÂÂ³ (@Oye_Vijaay) May 25, 2019
Virat Kohli was constantly trying to play across the line to seamers and work most deliveries to the leg side. He eventually got bowled trying to do this. What is the plan behind this approach @bhogleharsha ? ðÂÂÂ¤ÂÂÂ#INDvNZ #ICCWorldCup2019— Sushovan Sircar (@Maha_Shoonya) May 25, 2019
@imVkohli warmup match se he pta chal gya ke india world cup nhi jeetege— Virat Rai (@ViratRa36531272) May 25, 2019
Virat Kohli in Uber ad ðÂÂÂ¤®— p (@DuddWiser) May 25, 2019
Ravindra Jadeja made a defiant 54 off 50 balls to give some respectability to the Indian innings.
India play neighbours Bangladesh in their final warm-up game.
The two-time champions start their World Cup campaign with a fixture against South Africa on June 5.