Michael Vaughan criticizes Virat Kohli: The former English captain took a dig at the Indian team for wasting reviews on Day 4.
During the fourth day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England in Nottingham, a desperate Indian team wasted a couple of reviews in the hope of technology aiding them in overturning umpire Michael Gough’s decisions.
It happened first on the last delivery of the 33rd over when England captain Joe Root missed a Ravindra Jadeja delivery whilst wanting to play a late cut. With Root getting hit on his first pad first, India captain Virat Kohli opted to challenge Gough’s decision.
However, replays confirmed that Root was hit outside the line of the off-stump. Considering the impact where the ball hit Root, it resulted in India losing their first review.
Kohli committed another error in the 49th over when England batsman Jonny Bairstow was beaten by Mohammed Siraj. In what was an in-swinging delivery, Bairstow missed it altogether.
Hoping for the ball to be hitting the stumps, India opted for another review which ended up in the opposition’s favour. In this case, replays confirmed that the ball was missing the leg-stump in addition to going over the stumps.
England, who have gained a 75+ run lead in the second innings with seven wickets in hand, have started to bother the visitors for chasing a target in vicinity of 200 runs would be no mean task for them.
While India haven’t made optimal use of their reviews today, Root was seen suggesting Dom Sibley (28) to challenge an lbw decision off Shardul Thakur in the 32nd over. Unfortunately for India, third umpire Richard Illingworth had to overturn the decision as the ball was missing the leg-stump.
Michael Vaughan criticizes Virat Kohli and India for wasting review at Trent Bridge
India are so so so bad at reviews …. !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 7, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— Mushtaq Ashraf (@cricketmushtaq1) August 7, 2021
That’s another rubbish review from Kohli. It was clear from first viewing the ball was missing the stumps by 10cm – too high and missing leg stump – so I don’t know why he thought a review would overturn the not out decision. #ENGvIND #bbccricket
— David Beckett (@iamdavidbeckett) August 7, 2021
In Siraj, Virat Kohli has a Vernon Philander 2.0. A bowler who thinks every ball that hits a batsman’s pads is out.
The Indian captain has got to be careful here. Otherwise, he will waste all his reviews.
— Dumisani Ndumo (@Ndumo_Dumisani) August 7, 2021
Kohli shouldn’t be blame for these types of reviews TBH it’s Bowler and wkt keeper responsibility to check whether it’s hitting stumps or not they force their captain to take reviews.#ENGvIND
— Arif (@Edgbaston_101) August 7, 2021
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