Kohli slams inconsistent DRS after losing Mohali ODI: The Indian captain sounded unhappy with the Decision Review System.
During the fourth ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Mohali, Australia defeated India by four wickets. With a stellar victory under their belt, Australia have leveled the series 2-2 with the last ODI remaining.
India losing the match despite posting 358-9 in their allotted quota of 50 overs saw their bowlers seeming clueless during the business end of the match, their fielders finding themselves at the wrong end of the stick and technology leaving them in the lurch at a pivotal time in the match.
Speaking during the post-match presentation, India captain Virat Kohli blamed his fielders for continually committing errors on the field. While all-rounder Kedar Jadhav and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan dropped a catch each, it was rookie wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant whose ordinary efforts costed India the most.
Virat Kohli slams DRS
After he committed a couple of errors in the 44th over, the hostile Mohali crowd started chanting “Dhoni Dhoni” in a bid to lash out at Pant. The 21-year old cricketer nearly forced Kohli to opt for a DRS for caught behind in the same over.
While the replays showed that there was a clear space between the bat and ball, there were several spikes on the snicko. The added convolution ended up ruling the decision in the favour of the batsman, something which was not taken well by the Indian cricketer.
Reflecting on the same during the presentation ceremony only, Kohli claimed the DRS to be “not consistent”. “The DRS call [when Turner was ruled not out on review for a caught behind when he was on 41 and Australia still needed 66 from 39 deliveries] as well, was a bit of a surprise for all of us.
“It’s becoming more of a talking point every game. It’s just not consistent at all, and that was a game-changer moment as well. But yeah, that’s more of an uncontrollable, but the controllable we had to do right, and we didn’t do it right, and the opportunity slipped away.” Kohli was quoted as saying.
How Twitter reacted:
what is it with DRS in Mohali? #INDvAUS
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 10, 2019
Can’t believe what I just saw but can surely take away some things from it:
– No score is big enough in Mohali
– Before thinking of replacing Dhoni, help Pant mature as a WK first
— Ajaz (@ajazz4endgame) March 10, 2019
43.4 overs @yuzi_chahal to @Ashtonturner_70
Inside edge caught behind by @RishabPant777
And review is been taken
And ultra edge shows that the ball hits the bat but umpires decision is not out …#ashtonturner #INDvAUS #Mohali #drs #askstar @starsportsindia
— Iamsudhanshulowanshi™ (@iamsudlowanshii) March 10, 2019
— Samarth (@fourfourtooo) March 10, 2019
— Raj Mishra (@im__raj14) March 10, 2019
The last ODI between India and Australia will be played at Delhi on Wednesday.