Australia vs India: Twitter erupts as Ajinkya Rahane's poor call pushed Virat Kohli out of the field
Virat Kohli had to lose his wicket while India were caught in a crunch spot.
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India and Australia are up against each other in the Day-Night Test at Adelaide. The visitors won the toss and decided to show up with the bat first. While Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal were sent back by the bowlers early, Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli decided to shoulder some responsibilities for the team. Pujara got 43 runs in his bag before he left the crease.
Virat Kohli was in the companionship of Ajinkya Rahane, and it was going well for India before some utter confusion came up on the field, and the skipper had to lose his wicket. During 77th over, Rahane called Kohli for a run and signalled him to move back while Kohli was midway. He found it impossible to touch the crease and got ran out in an unfortunate turn of events. Though Rahane apologized for his action, the damage was already done to the Indian squad.
Kohli left the field in utter disappointment while amassing 74 runs in his account. The Indian fans were waiting for a century from Kohli’s end, and he was playing in a determined way to touch that height. However, a poor call was taken by Rahane in between, and it came as a big blow for visitors. Cricket and Kohli fans couldn’t keep calm after seeing Rahane’s action and are slamming him over the same.
Twitter erupts after Rahane’s poor call
Rahane just run out Kohli and wasted a review. #AUSvsIND
— Rodney Unbearable* (@officialrodneyk) December 17, 2020
— Kshitij Salve (@JaisiAapkiMasti) December 17, 2020
Rahane 🙄 sorry but he’s an idiot.
Got kohli run out who worked his ass off today, only for him to get out after few overs. Should have sacrificed his wicket before only 😒#AUSvIND
— Hrithiká (@03_hritz) December 17, 2020
This is going to be a nightmare for Rahane. First runs out Kohli and now get himself out !
— Bineydeep Singh (@Senor_Singh) December 17, 2020
Kohli waiting for Rahane in the dressing room pic.twitter.com/2M0gyZuZos
— AG (@AtharvaGautam_) December 17, 2020
Game changing wicket. Just before the new ball is available….#AUSvIND
— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) December 17, 2020
🙈 oh gosh! runout…. criminal for just one run in days cricket. #AUSvIND
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) December 17, 2020
Kohli waiting for Rahane behind the dressing room door with his bat….
— Dave Lockyer (@DaveLockyer2) December 17, 2020
If I were Rahane tbh I'd prefer going straight into team hotel instead of going into the dressing room now.
How the fuck he is going to face Virat Kohli now 😂😂😂
— Shankey ⚡ (@JoseSszn) December 17, 2020
Rahane took DRS to delay meeting Kohli 2 more minutes who's waiting with a hockey stick. #AUSvIND
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 17, 2020
Virat Kohli’s wicket was too crucial for India
It is a clear fact that Kohli would leave the Australian soil after the 1st Test match owing to his paternity leave. India’s Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane would be donning the skipper’s hat in Kohli’s absence. However, his recent action that cost Kohli’s wicket will go well with him in times to come. It was expected that Rahane would carry India’s responsibility after Kohli went back, but even he left in quite some time, scoring 42 runs.
India hasn’t got the required amount of runs in their account so far, and it will be a thing to see as to how they maintain their rhythm in the next four days.