Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli getting angry as third umpire rules Soumya Sarkar not out during Ind vs Ban World Cup match at Edgbaston
During the 40th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston, Birmingham Indian skipper Virat Kohli expresses his anger in front of the on-field umpire Marais Erasmus after yet another umpiring decision comes under the scanner.
It all happened during the 12th over of the second innings. Bangladesh were on their course to chase a decent enough score of 314/9 posted by the Indian batting line-up. In the 3rd delivery of the over being bowled by Mohammad Shami, the fast bowler bowled a superb delivery from around the wicket that nipped back into Sarkar.
He couldn’t cover the line of the ball, and was struck at the knee roll of his back leg. Wicket-keeper Pant, Shami, and Kohli at the covers quickly went for the appeal only for the on-field umpire Marais Erasmus to rule him not out.
Kohli who was initially not confident, perhaps with Pant being behind the stumps finally went in for the review at the closing stages of the allotted review time.
Aleem Dar rules Not Out; Kohli fumes
Third Umpire Aleem Dar, used the split screen visuals, along with the Ultra Edge, to confirm whether there was an inside edge off the bat or not. The replays suggested that the ball struck Sarkar’s bat and pad simultaneously. Thus, owing to inconclusive evidence, Dar went with the on-field call (of not out).
Kohli, who was clearly unimpressed with the ruling, was all over Marais Erasmus to express his disappointment and anger. But, after a few more seconds of verbal disagreement, Kohli ultimately had to back away.
The Indian skipper was previously fined 25% of his match fees during the match against Afghanistan on grounds of excessive appealing.
At the time of writing, the Bangladeshi batsman were well on track to chase the total down. After 22 overs they had already posted 116/2 with in-form Shakib al Hasan (39* off 46) and Mushfiqur Rahim (24* off 22) still at the crease.
Here are the Twitter reactions:
Virat kohli should stop being too clam and smiling.. Get back to his original angry young man form.. If not he will continue to fail..😌
Because this is fake Virat😛#INDvBAN
— ashaadbhooti (@SomaariSiddha) July 2, 2019
Will Ben Stokes shout Virat Kohli’s name whenever he would be angry or excited during the match and thereby maintaining balance of the universe? 😅😂
— Rishabh Jain (@iamrishjain) June 30, 2019
If it was not out for Soumya Sarkar then why it was given out and overturned by third umpire durind Rohit’s innings against West Indies? If they didn’t had clear evidence. Need to answer this @ICC #INDvsBAN #cricketlive
— Niketan Gupta (@niketan_gupta) July 2, 2019
Okay so Rohit was given OUT although the onfield umpire gave NOT OUT. But Soumya was given NOT OUT for the same scenario.@ICC Don’t you think there should be some parity in the way umpires give their decisions? This is utterly disappointing in a big tournament.#INDvBAN #CWC19
— 🇮🇳 Soumya Sarkar 🇮🇳 (@SarkarSpeaking) July 2, 2019
Soumya Sarkar has been given out having not seen the ultra edge.That’s one kind of stupidity.That’s one kind of discrimination.Bullshit ICC and bullshit third umpire.
— Tofail Chowdhury (@TofailChowdhur3) June 25, 2019
It is clear in the video that Afghanistan player touch the ball in the field and @AleemDar decision was out as a 3rd umpire. Even commentary box, they said its not out. Soumya Sarkar out has been given by him as well. He didn’t checked the ultra edged.
— Linkon Paul (@paul_linkon) June 25, 2019