Team India captain Virat Kohli decided to skip the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur to manage his workload. Captain Kohli returned to India’s playing XI for the ongoing second Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today. However, his performance in the first innings was disappointing as he was dismissed for naught by Ejaz Patel. After winning the toss, Kohli decided to bat first against the Kane Williamson-deprived New Zealand team. Openers Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal gave the hosts a strong start as the pair put on 80 runs for the first wicket. Taking control of the first innings on the first day, India lost three wickets without bothering the scorers as Patel scored three quick runs to remove Gill (44), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) and Kohli (0), leading to India were reduced to 80/ ( virat kohli out )
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This is how Kohli got out
Where Gill and Pujara’s outing was quite straightforward. On the other hand, Kohli’s wicket sparked a debate on social media. The Mumbai-born spinner made a tremendous appeal and Kohli was given out by the on-field umpire. However, the batsman reviewed the decision. Replays showed that the ball was fit between the bat and the pad as Kohli was on his front foot to defend the delivery. It appeared that one half of the ball was near the inside edge and the other on the pads, thus making it difficult for the TV umpire to find conclusive evidence to overturn the on-field umpire’s decision.
Common sense not so common ( virat kohli out )
Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer took to social media to share his opinion on Kohli’s unfortunate dismissal. Despite accepting the conclusive evidence argument, Jaffer said Kohli was unfortunate to be given out as the decision should have been reversed. He was batting 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 common sense is not so common as they say. Feel for Virat Kohli. #Unfortunate..Jaffer wrote on Ku app.India were 111/3 after Mayank’s fifty at lunch. ( virat kohli out )