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7 instances when Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli ran each other out

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli should look to improve their communication
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli should look to improve their communication

Without a doubt, it is always a joy to watch Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli together. The two best batsmen in the Indian limited-overs team have scored 3071 runs together in 58 innings at an average of 57 with 11 century and eight fifty-plus stands.

But, when the duo bat, one can always expect a lot of drama as they have a history of running each other out. Including today's match, six times this partnership has ended in a run-out and out of the six, Kohli was the victim on four occasions while Rohit walked back to the pavilion twice.

Let us take a look at the six instances when this partnership ended in a run-out in ODIs.

Note: They were involved in two run outs in T20Is as well. Both were dismissed once each.

#1 Virat Kohli vs West Indies, Kingston in 2011

After India were reduced to 79/3 after 16 overs in the last ODI of the five-match series in 2011, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma did the repair work for their team by putting on a 110-run partnership in 20 overs. 

When things were going well for both the batsmen and the team, disaster struck as Kohli was dismissed six runs short of a well-deserved century. Kohli flicked the ball to the deep square-leg region and took off for a run. He decided to take two as he took on the fielder, Ramnaresh Sarwan, who threw the ball accurately to his wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh who kept his calm in collecting the ball and broke the stumps with Kohli well out of his crease.

India managed to score just 251 in the first innings and West Indies chased down the total with ease. 

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