Virat Kohli lashing out at umpire: The Indian captain was furious with the square leg umpire after a close decision went against India.
During the first T20I of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Hyderabad, India captain Virat Kohli didn’t shy away from expressing his anger at square leg umpire Nitin Menon after a close call went against the home team.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 12th over when West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder bowled a waist-high full-toss which was hit for a boundary by Kohli.
Having gained four runs, Kohli straight away expressed his anger towards umpire Menon, questioning him over not giving the no-ball. With the umpire standing tall on his decision, Kohli continued to appear livid on the field.
It is not the first time Kohli has shown aggression against an Indian umpire. Usually expressive on the field, Kohli has been often seen arguing with the home umpires.
Chasing a 208-run target, Kohli is currently leading the Indian chase on the back of his 23rd T20I half-century.
After Kohli won the toss and invited West Indies to bat, the visitors scored 207/5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the sixth over, batsman Shimron Hetmyer top-scored for West Indies with 56 (41) with the help of two fours and four sixes. With bowling figures of 4-0-36-2, India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the Indian bowlers.
Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli lashing out at umpire:
Just heard @imVkohli saying “Ek shot nahi lag raha beh****od…F**k off”
He’s just amazing! I guess he abused umpire too in today’s match. And finally the shot came off his bat. #ChaseMaster #INDvsWI #ViratKohli
— Akshay Bhatia (@akshaybhatia492) December 6, 2019
Virat Kohli seems to be pissed at the umpire more than Kesrick. #INDvWI
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) December 6, 2019
The frustration of Run machine Virat Kohli is going to face the consequences of insulting umpire decisions?? Now again n again🤔🤔 #starnakelu
— Ravi Raj (@raviraj19051993) December 6, 2019
After the six a four for India and Virat Kohli. Jason Holder erring with his bowling now. A fulltoss into Kohli and it is pulled for a boundary. Kohli is convinced that it was over the waist and it appears to be the case. Umpire, however, thinks there was nothing wrong with it.
— Wesley00005 (@Wesley000051) December 6, 2019
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