Kohli was playing well until he was dismissed in the first innings of the Delhi Test. But he suddenly got LBW after 44 runs. But Kohli felt he was not out. He took the review immediately. But as it was not clear in the review, he had to return to the dressing room by the decision of the field umpire. And now the debate has started about this out. And that debate is spreading heat between the players of India and Australia.
Virat Kohli was batting in the first innings of the Delhi Test. A ball from Kunemann hit Kohli’s pads. But at that time his bat was also in one place. So it was not clear whether the ball hit the bat or the pad first. At that time, if the umpire had thought that the ball hit the bat first, then he would not have given Kohli out. But the field umpire felt that the ball hit the pad first. On the other hand, Kohli had to accept the decision of the field umpire as the third umpire was not sure.
Meanwhile, when the umpire gave out, Kohli took a review. He also showed the bat to the batsman on the other side of the crease. He felt the ball hit the bat first. So Kohli could not accept anything after the decision of out. India’s run machine expressed anger at the time of leaving the field. Coming back into the dressing room, Kohli was repeatedly watching the review of the out.
The review shows that the ball hit Kohli’s bat and pad together. That is, the ball would go through the gap between the bat and the pad. Ball tracking shows that the ball has hit the corner of the wicket. And in these cases, the benefit of the doubt is usually given to the batsman. And if that happened, Kohli could have stayed at the crease. The way he was going, he could have played a big role in India scoring big runs. But the controversial decision of the umpire ultimately did not happen. As a result, a controversy started in the 22 yards of the field based on this out.
Meanwhile, after Kohli’s controversial dismissal, the commentators also questioned his dismissal. Their question is, if the umpire has any doubts, then why did they give out immediately? According to the commentators, the umpires should have gone straight to the third umpire. Then the right decision could be taken after seeing that. Therefore, the debate about Kohli’s out is going on. A large section of netizens is strongly condemning the umpire for giving such a controversial dismissal to Kohli at home.