Former Australia Spinner Names Virat Kohli’s Wicket His “Most Memorable.” Virat Kohli was castle by Steve O’Keefe after the former India captain left a delivery. That came back with the angle knocking over his off-stump. O’Keefe has described his dismissal of Kohli in the Pune Test as the “most memorable” wicket of his international career.
Former Australia spinner Steve O’Keefe recalls his “most memorable” wicket, which he took during the 2017 India tour. O’Keefe returned with identical figures of 6 for 25 in both innings during the first Test in Pune. As India were bowl out for 105 and 107, respectively. Steve had castled Virat Kohli in the second innings after the former India captain left a delivery that came back with the angle knocking over his off-stump. O’Keefe has described his dismissal of Kohli in the Pune Test as the “most memorable” wicket of his international career.
Steeve O’Keefe: Virat Kohli’s Wicket His “Most Memorable”
“In India, my most memorable (wicket) was probably Virat Kohli. I knocked him over because we were playing on a dust bowl of a wicket. That was spinning and ragging sideways “On SEN 1170 The Run Home, O’Keefe stated.
In recalling the wicket, O’Keefe state that even he was taken aback by the delivery. Because he had attempt to spin the ball “towards first or second slip.”
“To top it all off, Virat simply lets this ball go, it pitches outside off. I’m suppose to be spinning the ball (away) towards first or second slip. This thing just kept going at an angle, I’m trying to spin it and it’s knock out off-stump, so I’m like, ‘You beauty!’ “He continued.
Australia won by 333 runs, taking a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
However, after the third Test ended in a draw. India fought back to win the second and fourth Tests, clinching the series 2-1.
O’Keefe, who made his international debut in 2010, represented Australia in nine Tests and seven T20I, taking 41 wickets in total.