Twitter goes ballistic as MS Dhoni lets Virat Kohli take a wrong review

Virat Kohli makes a fool out of himself yet again when it comes to DRS.

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Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is renowned for appealing whenever necessary and his decisions to take review have normally been on point. On the contrary, India’s newly appointed all format captain Virat Kohli is known for taking a review with heart and not pieces of evidence.

This has been the stark difference between the captaincy of the two giants for Indian cricket. The most famous incidence which directs at the significant contrast between the captaincy of the two stalwarts was in the series against England in January.


The dismissal of Eoin Morgan in the First ODI was overruled by the umpire. However, MSD ordered the umpire to review and finally, it was overturned. A similar incident occurred during the 2nd ODI when Yuvraj Singh was adjudged out and MS Dhoni, who was batting at the other end, ordered the umpire yet again to go for a review.

You can watch the video here:

In the last clip, it can be seen that Virat made a fool out of himself by going in for a review when clearly MSD was unsure of the dismissal. Kohli only had a sheepish smile when the on-field decision stayed with the umpire.

Seems like VK does not learn from his mistakes when it comes to decision review. In the recently concluded final match of the series between India and Australia at VCA Stadium, Nagpur, Kohli opted to go for a review in the 37th over of the Aussie innings and failed yet again

Kuldeep Yadav was bowling to Travis Head. The Aussie batsman reached out to play the flighted delivery outside off, with Dhoni taking a low catch. Dhoni then turned toward Kohli, who was fielding at first slip, and the skipper soon went for the reviews. As it turned out, the replays showed a big gap between bat and ball. Its a rare incident considering Dhoni’s brilliance.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: