Virat Kohli won the gold medal for best fielding after India’s thrilling six-wicket victory over Australia in the fifth ODI World Cup match on Sunday at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, according to Indian fielding coach T Dilip. Kohli is seen receiving the medal from the fielding coach in a cute behind-the-scenes video posted by the BCCI.
While giving the medal, the Indian fielding coach praised Shreyas Iyer for his excellent dive while fielding. Dilip later added that the team focuses on consistency and not just one catch but overall performance, for which he chose Virat Kohli for the best fielding award.
“In today’s game against Australia Shreyas Iyer was excellent with diving while fielding. But in our team, we always talked about consistency, it is not about just one catch but overall performance and it is not only just doing your job but backing up and encouraging other teammates to perform better. So, I think this one goes to Virat,” T Dilip said while awarding the medal.