Richard Kettleborough warns Virat Kohli: The Indian captain received a warning from the umpire in the fourth innings.
During the third day of the second Test of the recently concluded India’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, India captain Virat Kohli received a warning from on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough after one of the Indian fielders tried to confuse New Zealand opening batsmen in Tom Latham and Tom Blundell.
It all happened on the second delivery of the fourth over when Latham flicked a delivery from India fast bowler Umesh Yadav towards the fine leg region.
Just when the Kiwi batsmen started to run, one of the Indian fielders shouted “two” to confuse the batsmen regarding the second run. While none out of Latham or Blundell looked interested in running the second run, Kettleborough took notice of the situation and immediately warned Kohli regarding the same.
“No shouting two. You shouted two there. No you’re not, you shouted here, enough please,” Kettleborough was heard as saying to Kohli on the stump mic.
The home team’s bowlers dismissing India on 124 in 46 overs in the first session mean that their batsmen needed to chase a 132-run target to register a 2-0 series whitewash.
Half-centuries from Blundell (55) and Latham (52) in a 103-run opening stand propelled New Zealand to a seven-wicket victory.
Richard Kettleborough warns Virat Kohli
— faceplatter49 (@faceplatter49) March 2, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Let’s not mince words, pathetic performance by India. There are no consolation takeaways. Intent not translated into performance in the middle. Lacking in adaptability to conditions and gumption. Both Tests lost by big margins, no points gained in Test Championship table
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 2, 2020
India’s record this SENA Test cycle: Tests 13, Won 4, Lost 9, Drawn 1. Every series gives you a sense of Déjà vu in terms of selections, batting, planning etc so would you now come up with the same excuses as well? #IndvsNZ
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) March 2, 2020
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) March 2, 2020
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