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What was Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri’s sign-language all about? Twitterati responds

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 22, 2017, 2:21 pm IST
Updated Nov 22, 2017, 2:38 pm IST
The Team India skipper and coach exchanged an intriguing sign-language conversation on the final day of the Kolkata Test.
While batting on 97, Kohli pointed out to the dressing room signalling for new gloves and asking if India should declare, to which Shastri responded with a different gesture. (Photo: BCCI/Screengrab)
 While batting on 97, Kohli pointed out to the dressing room signalling for new gloves and asking if India should declare, to which Shastri responded with a different gesture. (Photo: BCCI/Screengrab)

Kolkata: There’s no doubting that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri share a good understanding between themselves. Ever since his stint as coach with the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri has offered full freedom and support for the talisman skipper.

As the hosts hunted for a win at the Eden Gardens during the 1st Test against Sri Lanka, the duo exchanged an intriguing sign-language conversation on Day 5, during India’s 3rd innings.

 

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While batting on 97, Kohli pointed out to the dressing room signalling for new gloves and asking if India should declare, to which Shastri responded with a different gesture. The coach is seen advising Kohli to bat for 4 more overs or until they score 20 runs more.

With the clock ticking, the India skipper thought of a declaration to provide his bowlers his more time, prioritising the team needs above his personal milestone.

He eventually went on to score his 50th international ton, and soon declared the innings, as the hosts set a 231-run target for the chase.

BCCI posted a video on Twitter and called on users to decode the sign language, to which there were some interesting replies

 

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