Kohli does a Dhoni, keeps wickets and captains in 1st ODI

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Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 18: India's Test captain Virat Kohli, for the first time, took over wicketkeeping duties during the team's first One Day International against Bangladesh here on Thursday. (Twitter reactions to Kohli's keeping)

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With regular wicketkeeper and captain MS Dhoni going off the field for some reason at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Kohli took the big gloves and stood behind the stumps as paceman Umesh Yadav ran in and bowled the 44th over. At the time, the hosts were 264/5.

Wicketkeeper Virat Kohli. Photo from Twitter

When Dhoni took off the gloves and pads, many thought he was about to bowl but it was not the case. (Fans angry with Dhoni for pushing young bowler)

Kohli, who has previously bowled in international cricket and also today, took over as India's new stumper albeit for 6 balls and also was handed the captaincy responsibilities with Dhoni not on the field. Dhoni returned to take his position after just 1-over break.

With Dhoni absent from the field of play, Ambati Rayudu walked in to do the fielding duties.

It was a day when Kohli did a Dhoni - keeping wickets, captaining, bowling and later set to bat in the run chase.

Here are pictures of wicketkeeper Kohli (from Twitter)

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