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IND vs AUS: Fans Troll Nitin Menon For Virat Kohli’s Controversial Dismissal

Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer didn’t mince any words and straightaway expressed his opinion that Virat Kohli should have been not out in the first innings of the Delhi Test.

A huge section of the Indian fans agreed with Jaffer’s view and heavily trolled umpire Nitin Menon and third umpire Richard Illingworth as the controversial Kohli dismissal takes centerstage amid India’s fragile situation in Delhi on Day 2.

Already on the backfoot at 135/5, in reply to Australia’s 263, India were given a massive blow when talisman batsman Virat Kohli, who had looked in great touch and had scored 44 runs, was given out lbw to debutant left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann by umpire Nitin Menon

The arm ball from Kuhnemann slid through and hit Kohli’s pad on his front-foot defence with his bat positioned closely sideby his front pad. Kohli went straight up for the review, and was seen suggesting that he thinks the ball was sliding down leg.

The third umpire had a difficult time deciding whether the ball hit the bat first, pad first, or both simultaneously. After a lot of replays, he decided to rule against Kohli and went for the Hawkeye, which showed the ball to be only clipping – only the outside part of the ball was brushing the outside of the leg-stump – but that was enough for Australia: the ‘Umpire’s Call’ was out and it stayed, and Kohli had to take the long walk back.

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This created quite a furore among fans. The likes of Wasim Jaffer thought it was the third umpire’s mistake it wasn’t clear whether it was pad first, while fans also blasted Nitin Menon, who doesn’t has a good history with Kohli.

Netizens trolled, mocked and abused the 39-year-old umpire Nitin Menon for his controversial decision against Virat Kohli:

Meanwhile, India are 179/7 going into Tea on Day 2. Axar Patel has come out and attacked the Aussie bowlers, in an effort to reduce the deficit quickly before India gets bowled out.