Wasim Jaffer redefines DRS: The former Indian opening batsman took a dig at the Indian team wasting a couple of reviews at Lord’s.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England at Lord’s, India captain Virat Kohli was yet again found guilty of wasting a couple of reviews.
The fact that an emotional Kohli challenged umpire Michael Gough’s decision in successive overs against the wish of his teammates, particularly wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, wasn’t appreciated by experts and commentators.
It all started with the last delivery of the 21st over when India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj beat England captain Joe Root as an incoming delivery hit the batsman on his pads. After Gough ruled the decision in the batsman’s favour, Siraj was the one who visibly forced Kohli to challenge the decision.
On the fourth delivery of his next over, Siraj once again beat Root in a similar fashion. While Siraj wasn’t too excited about the review, it was Kohli who went ahead and signaled to the umpire with just a second remaining.
Considering how Pant was pleading in front of Kohli to not opt for a review, it wasn’t a surprise when replays confirmed that the ball would have missed the stumps by a fair margin. It was at this point in time that an exasperated Kohli returned to his fielding position in the slips after letting go of two reviews.
Wasim Jaffer redefines DRS on Mohammed Siraj’s name
DRS: Don’t Review Siraj 😛 #ENGvIND
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 13, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Another review lost 😓
Virat Kohli takes a chance despite his wicket-keeper not wanting him to go upstairs 😅
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) August 13, 2021
That was a poor review. More in excitement and because it was Root. Need restraint. Just 1 left. Tremendous spell this from Siraj. #INDvENG
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 13, 2021
Absolute joke of a review.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 13, 2021
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 13, 2021
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