India vs Australia third Test: Twitter reacts as India without Virat Kohli lack aggression; fans want skipper on the field

Ashim Sunam
Virat Kohli, Kohli injury, India vs Australia, Ranchi Test

India are in all sorts of problems in the third Test match in Ranchi, with Australia having crossed the 400-run mark at lunch on Day 2. Most importantly, India are worried about the shoulder injury sustained by Virat Kohli, who did not come to field in the first session on Friday as well. As a result, there is a lack of aggression in the body language of the Indian players, who do not look too positive either.

Read: India vs Australia Day 2 score 

More from IBTimes India: Katrina Kaif vs Deepika Padukone: Who will be Hrithik Roshan's heroine in his next film?

This is primarily due to Kohli, their talismanic leader, not being on the field. And fans on Twitter are desperate to see Kohli back as he can inject life in the match.

The India captain injured his shoulder, landing hard on the ground, after diving on the boundary line while attempting to save a four on Thursday. After this, the player did not appear on the field on Day 1. Reports emerged late on Thursday night that Kohli had undergone scans and is fit to play in the remainder of the Test match.

More from IBTimes India: RRB NTPC stage 2 (Mains) exam 2016 result delayed: When can candidates expect the results?

Hence, all eyes were on Kohli in the warm-up session, and the captain did involve himself in some light exercise. He was in some serious talks with coach Anil Kumble for most of the warm-up session, but he did not walk along with the team in the middle on Day 2. It meant that India would be led by Ajinkya Rahane.

Rahane and Kohli are two different characters, with the latter known for wearing his heart on the sleeve, and showing his aggression on the field. It is such positive character of Kohli, which seems to rub off on other players on the field. But with no Kohli on the field, the India players lacked aggression and their heads were dropping as well with Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell dominating with the bat.

Twitter wants Kohli back.

Related Articles