Johnson’s sarcastic tweet on Kohli’s dismissal: Former Australian spearhead takes an indirect dig at the Indian captain’s dismissal.
India captain Virat Kohli’s dismissal on the third day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Perth has allured a plethora of opinions, both in the positive and negative.
It all happened in the 93rd over of the Indian innings when Kohli played a loose drive off Pat Cummins. With Peter Handscomb taking the catch at second slip, what followed was instant apprehension regarding the same.
It was another of those instances when the ball was caught just above the ground. With Handscomb’s fingers underneath the ball, there was still a lot of doubt regarding the same as it wasn’t clear if the ball had hit the ground or not.
Umpire Kumar Dharamasena had given the soft signal as out which meant the third umpire Nigel Llong required conclusive evidence to overturn the decision. With that not being present after repeated replays, Kohli eventually had to walk back to the pavilion.
It was evident from his body language that he wasn’t impressed with the decision. On his way back to the dressing room, Kohli was seen looking disappointing with the decision.
A similar instance had happened during the first Test at Adelaide when Lokesh Rahul’s catch to dismiss Josh Hazlewood came under some scrutiny but was eventually given out.
It was this that Johnson compared with the Kohli’s dismissal, pointing out the difference in reaction of both the batsmen in question. Read Johnson’s full tweet below:
One batsman walked the other didn’t, both out. Handscomb catch was soft out & went to third umpire given out, Rahul catch given out on field hazelwood walked no questions. Scoreboard says out for both so happy with both decisions. pic.twitter.com/DQr70kZ7uT
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 16, 2018
Read some of the other latest Twitter reactions on Kohli’s dismissal below:
Kohli was out or not out ? What do u say guys ??
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 16, 2018
Settle in, this is a debate that could take a while 🍿
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 16, 2018
I know there will be a lot of debate on the Kohli dismissal but it is critical to note that the law says there must be conclusive evidence to overturn the on-field umpire’s decision. Kohli thought it bounced but historically those have been given out (more)
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 16, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 16, 2018
How was Kohli given out? Clear as a Perth sunny day that bounce. #AUSvsIND
— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) December 16, 2018
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 16, 2018
— Nishant Bohare (@NishantBohare) December 16, 2018
How close was this? Was Kohli out in your book? Was it a clean catch?pic.twitter.com/3SzcnUz16o
— The Field (@thefield_in) December 16, 2018