India’s stylish cricketer Virat Kohli might not be the captain anymore, but he’s still a leader. He was seen helping the current Indian captain Rohit Sharma during the first t ODI against West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Virat was heard on the stump mic suggesting captain Rohit Sharma to take Decision Review System (DRS) in first over Yuzuvendra Chahal.
The incident took place during the 22nd over of the West Indies innings after Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bowl first.
It was on the fifth delivery of the 22nd over, when Yuzvendra Chahal tempted West Indies batter, Shamarh Brooks, to play the shot and he ended up edging the ball to Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. Yuzvendra Chahal’s appeal for a caught behind was rejected by the on-field umpire, who was not convinced.
However, Yuzvendra Chahal then looked at the captain, asking him for a DRS. To which, Rohit was heard on stump mic asking “is it out?”. Responding to him, Virat Kohli can be heard telling this to Rohit on the stump-mic: “Rohit bat bhi laga hai and bat pad pe laga hai. Mere ko toh laga out hai (Rohit ball has hit the bat and the bat has hit the pad, I think it’s out),”
The video of the incident soon went viral on social media. Here, watch the video:
Kohli – 100% bat
Decision overturned pic.twitter.com/ynMKaXCrfX
— “ (@KohlifiedGal) February 6, 2022
ICYMI – @ImRo45 : Kya hai? Out hai?@imVkohli : Mere hisaab se out hai.
? ? ?, Mic ? & a successful DRS
DO NOT MISS: Stump mic gem – Virat and co. persuade Rohit to take DRS ? ?
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— BCCI (@BCCI) February 6, 2022
Meanwhile, talking about the game, the Indian bowlers produced a magnificent performance as the spinners wreaked havoc on the West Indies batting line-up in order to bundle out the visitors for a paltry 176 runs in 43.5 overs.