After a riveting match of test cricket India managed to seal a come from behind victory to draw the series to 1-1 with two more matches to go. (ICC has made a decision on the Smith DRS controversy !)
The last day of the test match was full of talking points but the most notable one involved the Aussie skipper Steve Smith.
After Smith was adjudged LBW by the umpire he went up to the non striker and then seemingly asked the Australian dressing room on whether or not he should go for the DRS.
Virat Kohli was not amused by this and he made his feelings clear to both Smith and the umpires on the field. Smith then walked off to the dressing room without asking for the DRS.
After the match, Kohli had some strong words for Smith in the press conference to which Cricket Australia also gave a response. (ICC has made a decision on the Smith DRS controversy !)
“I saw that two times happening when I was batting out there. I pointed it out to the umpires as well that it has happened twice I have seen their players looking upstairs for confirmation and that’s why the umpire was at him,” said Kohli.
And now the ICC has also made a verdict on the incident.
“We have just witnessed a magnificent game of Test cricket where players from both teams gave their all and emotions were running high during and after the match. We would encourage both teams to focus their energies on the third Test in Ranchi next week. Ahead of that, the match referee will bring both Captains together to remind them of their responsibilities to the game,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson quoted.
Let us hope that this is the end of all the controversies. But do not be surprised if it is not! (ICC has made a decision on the Smith DRS controversy !)