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Virat Kohli could not let Rohit Sharma go after the catch

It was not the most stunning of catches, but the way Rohit Sharma threw the ball in the air, in jubilation, made it look outrageously spectacular. As always Virat Kohli was the first one to run to the victor and congratulate him for his remarkable efforts.

The catches that are taken while running behind are often rated highly. Kapil Dev’s famous catch in 1983 World Cup to dismiss Viv Richards is a testimony to the fact. Rohit, for that matter, did well to cover the distance and latch onto it. And to dismiss Colin Munro at that juncture was critical. Kohli’s expression after the catch tells the story.

India had dropped Colin Munro twice at Rajkot, and Rohit’s erratic throw added more to the misery. Munro went on to score a hundred, helping New Zealand level the series. This time, however, Rohit made amends. India won the series final by 6 runs.