Kohli furious with umpire after controversial DRS decision: The Indian captain didn’t give the impression of taking the decision well.
During the fourth ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Mohali, Australia smashed India by four wickets to win their second consecutive match. With the series level at 1-1, one expects the last ODI at Delhi to be riveting contest between both the teams.
What was disappointing for the hosts was the fact that they lost the match after winning the toss and posting 358-9 on the board. The Indian death bowling-duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah having no answer against Ashton Turner’s assault was another concern for India.
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 unhappy with inconsistent DRS
In the 44th over of the innings, Pant nearly forced Kohli to opt for the DRS as leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal had beat Turner outside the off-stump.
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 Kohli.
His immediate reaction saw him in utter disbelief of what had happened. Kohli was also seen arguing with the umpire for a brief period. Speaking during the post-match presentation, Kohli was heard criticizing the “not consistent” DRS.
“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,” Kohli said.
Watch the full video below:
Pant’s mistakes…!! pic.twitter.com/qyo9Kpkdox
— Vidshots (@Vidshots1) March 10, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
At a retired cricketers dinner party in 2040 while discussing technology in cricket:
Kedar Jadhav: I once had a stone dead lbw at Mohali and ball tracker had it missing.
Saeed Ajmal: Hold my beer.#INDvAUS
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) 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
— Samarth (@fourfourtooo) March 10, 2019
what is it with DRS in Mohali? #INDvAUS
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 10, 2019
Unhappy with DRS, Virat Kohli said that It is inconsistent.
Do you Agree with him?
.#teamindia #indiancricket #viratkohli #kohli #virat #opinion #socialmedia #drs #mohali #gutted #ipl2018 #ipl #cricketnews #ipl11 pic.twitter.com/r5fbwfuYzN
— Cricket Universe (@CricUniverse) March 11, 2019
India and Australia will play the fifth and deciding ODI of the ongoing series on Wednesday at Delhi.