The ongoing Perth Test match between India and Australia is turning out to be one of the interesting matches. However, matches between both the rival teams are never finished without banters, controversies and sledgings.
Yesterday, during the match, the skipper of Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli was dismissed with a very controversial catch that divided the fans into two parts, the majority of which believes he should have given not-out as the ball touched the ground. Virat Kohli though refused to move and it all went to the third umpire.
The third umpire Nigel Llong requested for various angles to check if the catch was clear. Although, there weren’t enough evidence to over-rule the skipper, but he was given out, which led to Kohli trudging back to the pavilion in disgust. Virat Kohli was clearly not at all happy with the decision as he walked back to the pavilion.
Meanwhile the Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah revealed that the Indian team was left surprised by the controversial decision of the umpire, which led to the dismissal of Virat Kohli. However, he also said that the team has now moved on from what happened and is now concentrating on the match ahead. He said :
“We were a little surprised by the on-field call but now that it’s been done means it’s been done. We will move forward with the game. That’s about it”
Jasprit Bumrah also appreciated the brilliant knock of Virat Kohli, he said :
“Obviously, we were in a bit of bother at the start (of the day), and then the way he played, the way he carried his whole innings was infectious. He has been doing all the time and he is an inspiring leader. He leads from the front. So, it’s a good thing for the team and hopefully, he will keep doing it in future as well,”
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