Saturday, January 23, 2021

WATCH: Virat Kohli take a indirect dig on Peter Handscomb on his catch

India are currently staring down at defeat as they end the Day 4 of the second Test Match at 112/5 still needing a massive 175 runs to win. Rishabh Pant (9* from 19 balls) and Hanuma Vihari(24* from 58 balls) are the overnight unbeaten bastmen at stumps.

In the first Innings Virat Kohli played a splendid knock of  123 runs from 257 balls with 13 boundaries and a six. He was at the crease very early just like the 2nd Innings as India were 8/2. He composed his innings beautifully, and started churning on runs against the Aussie bowlers. But, his dismissal attracted a big controversy.

In the last delivery of the 93rd over, Pat Cummins bowled a delivery on the sixth stump line tempting Virat Kohli to go for the extra cover drive. Virat Kohli obliged to it and went for the extravagant drive. The ball took the outside edge of the bat and flew toward the slip cordon. Peter Handscomb grabbed hold of the ball and started celebrating. He also put his fingers up claiming it as a clean catch.

Virat Kohli




On field umpires Chris Gaffaney and Kumar Dharmasena gave the soft signal as OUT and referred it to third umpire Nigel Llong. In the replays, it looked like the red Kookaboora had touched the grass, but the third umpire still gave it out because there was no conclusive evidence to rule out the on field decision.

This catch created a lot of controversy and Virat Kohli left the field in utter disbelief. It was a massive moment in the match as India, thereafter, could not add many runs to their tally and gave away a vital lead of 43 runs to Australia.

The Indian Captain showed his anger over the catch in one of the fielding sessions. Someone threw the ball towards Virat Kohli, and he dived towards the right to catch it. But the ball dropped before him and he hilariously claimed that he completed the catch. This was an indirect dig toward Peter Handscomb.

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