Michael Vaughan gives his verdict on Virat Kohli’s controversial dismissal
There will surely be a debate on his dismissal at the end of the day.
Updated - Dec 16, 2018 11:19 am
Virat Kohli played a marathon knock of 123 runs in Perth to keep his team afloat in the Test match in the first innings. His 25th Test century was the testimony of the skill and talent he possesses and the way he does justice to it is absolutely phenomenal. But the way he was dismissed has left the cricketing fraternity divided it seems. However, the former England cricketer Michael Vaughan feels that it was a good decision from the third umpire and also explained the same.
Pat Cummins, after toling so hard, managed to eke out an edge of Kohli’s bat which flew to the second slip. Peter Handscomb was stationed at the position where he got down low even as the ball was dying on him but managed to pouch the catch and claimed it. Virat Kohli had a clear view of the same and he denied to go back to the pavilion thus taking the case to the third umpire.
But in these cases, the soft-signal is of a paramount importance and the on-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena gave it out. The replays showed that the ball touched the ground but it wasn’t clear as, at the same time, the fingers also seemed underneath the red cherry. The third umpire didn’t have enough evidence to overturn the on-field decision and upheld it which led to a huge blow for the visitors.
Vaughan lauds third umpire
While the Indian fans are left fuming over the decision on social media, Michael Vaughan feels that it was an absolutely correct decision. He lauded Peter Handscomb for taking a fantastic catch and also went on to suggest that this could be a turning point in the game. He also had some good words for the umpires for making a fair call in the end.
“Takes great catches to win Test matches … And the #Kohli catch was a beauty … Bounced off his finger into the hand … OUT … Good decision … #AUSvIND,” Vaughan’s tweet read.
However, the fans stayed put to their stance saying that it was not-out and the argument will continue after the end of the day as well.
Here’s Vaughan’s tweet:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 16, 2018
Here are some of the replies:
— Suri Bishnoi ( VK ) (@suri_khiler) December 16, 2018
— Vishnu Prakash (@Vishnu1361542) December 16, 2018
No it wasn't. #onon
— Tom (@tradertom14) December 16, 2018
— deep (@Amardeep9S) December 16, 2018
Hahahaha u r funny
— Cp Thakur (@CpThakur5) December 16, 2018