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Controversial decision: Kohli-Dravid disappointed by umpire’s mistake, poor record

Highlights:

  • In the first innings of the Mumbai Test, Kohli was controversially declared out lbw
  • Kohli took the help of DRS in which the ball was clearly hitting the bat-pad
  • Kohli and coach Rahul Dravid also upset with umpire’s decision

On the first day of the second Test against New Zealand starting today, India captain Virat Kohli fell victim to the wrong decision of the umpire. Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The team did not start well but the biggest blow was giving wrong lbw to Kohli. The umpire dismissed Kohli lbw to spinner Ejaz Patel.
Kohli was dismissed by the Indian team batting on the last ball of the 30th over. The umpire dismissed him lbw but Kohli challenged his decision and took the help of DRS. The review clearly showed that the ball hit Kohli’s bat and pad simultaneously. As a result, the third umpire upheld the on-field umpire’s decision and Kohli had to collect the pavilion.
However, the umpire’s decision remained controversial. Commentators also expressed surprise at the decision. Kohli went to field umpire Anil Chaudhary as soon as the third umpire was dismissed. There was a long conversation between the two but Kohli was hesitant to return to the pavilion. Kohli faced four balls but could not open the account.
When Kohli was going to the pavilion after getting out, he expressed his anger by hitting the boundary rope in anger. This video of Virat Kohli is going viral on social media. Cricket fans also took to social media to express their displeasure over the umpire’s decision.

Virat Kohli equals unbeaten record
Virat Kohli has been dismissed for the 10th time as Test captain without opening an account. At the same time, he has equaled the poor record of former South African captain Graeme Smith. Smith was also dismissed 10 times in Tests as captain. At the top of this list is former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming collected the pavilion 13 times during his career without opening an account in Tests.

Virat Kohli did not play in the first test
Virat Kohli took a break after the T20 World Cup. As a result, he missed the three-match T20I series against New Zealand and the first Test at Kanpur. Kohli has resigned as the captain of the T20 team, due to which Rohit Sharma is leading the team in the T20 series. Ajinkya Rahane led the team in the Kanpur Test. The test match was exciting but ended in a draw.

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