SYDNEY – Australian teenager Aaron Hardie snared the wicket of India captain Virat Kohli Thursday, his latest high-profile victim after dismissing England skipper Joe Root in a similar warm-up match last year.
The 19-year-old paceman had Kohli caught and bowled for 64 as the tourists prepared for next week's opening Test by scoring 358 all out against a Cricket Australia XI on day two of the four-day match.
Kohli had smashed seven fours and a six against an inexperienced attack before English-born Hardie dismissed him, nonchalantly tossing the ball in the air in celebration.
Hardie, who ended with 4-50 off 13 overs, is one of Western Australia's most exciting prospects, having captained the state at under-17 and under-19 level, and earned a rookie contract for 2018-19.
Here's a moment 19-year-old Aaron Hardie won't forget: Virat Kohli caught-and-bowled for 64. pic.twitter.com/8gh3V3gBFG— Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi 🇮🇳 (@NANDANPRATIM) November 29, 2018