2nd Test- 1st day, 4 wickets, Virat out by LBW
Virat Kohli made his comeback to the Indian Cricket squad for the 2nd Test series in Mumbai after which he got out by LBW with just zero runs and was sent back Newzie’s bowler Ajaz Patel.
Virat Kohli had been given a rest from BCCI after T20 World Cup 2021 because of which he didn’t play in the recent T20I and 1st Test Series against New Zealand.
After coming back to the squad and replacing senior players Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja due to their injuries, Virat took the charge of the team being the skipper. Subhuman Gill and Mayank Agarwal gave India a fine start by keeping an unbeaten partnership of 80* runs.
Once Shubhman Gill got out one after another the wickets went into the favor of the Kiwis. But it was Virat’s Wicket that raised fingers over his form and gameplay all over again. Right after Cheteshwar Pujara got out for not a single run for India, Virat Kohli walked in the middle of the field and got ducked by Ajaz Patel at zero*.
As soon as the Kiwis got the inside edge of the Kohli, Kohli was in inturn quick to challenge their call. After reviewing the shot it was found that there was a big inside edge that couldn’t be avoided at any cost. The umpire showed his finger and duh! Virat Kohli got out for nothing. The former cricketer-commentator Simon Doull who was commentating explained the umpire’s decision:
“The TV umpire has to find conclusive evidence to overturn the decision of the on-field umpire. There was no conclusive evidence that the ball hit the pad first. So, I think the process was followed. The process was right,”
After which many cricket fans took it to several places and trolled Kohli’s absence in the most important forms of cricket in the name of rest from the bio-bubble life.
Wasim Jaffer always excited to make hilarious comments took it to Twitter and this time wrote a heart-touching note for Kohli saying:
“That was bad first in my opinion. And I understand the ‘conclusive evidence’ part. But I think this was an instance where common sense should have prevailed. But as they say, common sense is not so common. Feel for Virat Kohli. #Unlucky,”
India’s Mayank Agarwal has completed his Test Century by making 101* runs off 199 balls. India’s score is 193/4 from 59 overs.