Business tycoon Anand Mahindra stunned as ‘flying’ Kohli stops a 6: ‘Hello, Isaac Newton?’
India’s Virat Kohli defies gravity to stop a certain over-boundary during the third T20 match against Afghanistan, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru on Januart 17, 2024. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)
VIRAT Kohli is never far away from headlines, whenever he represents India on the ground. The 35-year-old batter, who now holds the world record of 50 centuries in 50-over cricket, exhibited an out-of-the-world effort to stop a certain six against Afghanistan in the third T20 match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru that left many, including a top Indian business tycoon speechless.
Kohli saved the six just in front the team dugouts when Afghanistan required 48 runs off 20 balls while chasing down the target of 213 in 20 overs to make the series 2-1. The Indian fielder himself fell outside the boundary but tossed back the ball inside to save five runs. The decisive moment led to a tied game and India eventually won the game by 10 runs after two super overs.
Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group conglomerate, was stunned along with millions of fans and he soon made a post on X showing the moment when Kohli was in the air to stop the six and with the caption, “Hello, Isaac Newton? Could you help us define a new law of physics to account for this phenomenon of anti-gravity??”
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Newton was a 17th century polymath who is credited for formulating the gravitational theory after seeing an apple fall from a tree.
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Social media users soon came up with replies to Mahindra’s tweet with witty observations and praise for Kohli.
Here are some posts:
Kohli, however, had a forgetful day with the bat as he got dismissed for a golden duck after India won the toss and elected to bat.