Kohli’s rotten luck with the toss has gone from bad to worse after winning just two tosses out of the 12 matches during England’s tour of India.
Kohli’s toss win percentage is less than 45 percent, which is on the lower side when compared to other international captains.
“I would’ve bowled first again, but it seems like the toss is completely out of my control right now,” said Kohli with a wry smile after the toss.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 28, 2021
However, India off-spinner R Ashwin suggested in jest that maybe the coin can be changed.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) March 28, 2021
Kohli’s toss record against the Three Lions in the recently five-match T20I series wasn’t good either as he won it only once and lost four times. His complete lack of fortune has also brought out a lot of reactions –
First it was Coin Morgan now it’s Toss Buttler, Virat Kohli just can’t catch a break 🤷♂️ #INDvsENG
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 28, 2021
I guess it’s time now for Virat Kohli to bring in a specialist coin tosser 😂
Something that @faf1307 did against ZIM after going 6 games without winning a toss.
Faf got @jpduminy21 to toss the coin for him and it worked as SA won the Toss & also won the match.#INDvENG | #toss pic.twitter.com/ZV4tfLyCVk
— Anubhav Chatterjee (@anubhav__tweets) March 28, 2021
India replaced spinner Kuldeep Yadav with pacer T Natarajan in the playing XI. England also made one change to their playing XI, bringing in pacer Mark Wood in place of Tom Curran.
The three-match series is tied at 1-1, with India winning the lung opener by 66 runs while England won the second game by six wickets.
England: Jos Buttler (c/w), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, David Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.