Twitter Reactions: Wrong judgement from Virat Kohli leaves India into tatters
Published - Mar 4, 2017 1:39 pm | Updated - Mar 4, 2017 2:05 pm
Virat Kohli has been in superb form this season for India and has done wonders with the bat. He has turned into a fan favorite with great performances match after match. This man scored four double centuries in as many test series. He has been impeccable with the bat and has also been spot on with his decisions as a captain as well.
In the first Test in Pune Virat was not himself. In the first innings, he was out on a duck when India needed him to stick around. Instead, he fetched a wide delivery bowled by Mitchell Starc and edged it along the way to Peter Handscomb. His lack of patience put India into a spot of bother as they were quickly reduced to 44-3.
In the second innings of the same Test, Virat got off to a shaky start and almost recovered from it before a howler. He hit Steve O’Keefe for a beautiful cover drive which earned him four runs and after that misjudged a straight one. The star batsman left alone a straight delivery which crashed into his off stump. It was one of the rare misjudgement from the man in form. India lost that Test match by 333 runs.
Fast forward to the ongoing second Test. Indian openers again failed to get off to a good start. A forced change in the opening pair saw Abhinav Mukund get his chance. The comeback of Mukund was short-lived as he was sent packing for a duck by Starc. Pujara and Rahul stitched a 61 run partnership before Pujara was scuffed out by Nathon Lyon. In came Virat to a roar of the crowd. He elegantly smashed Starc with a cover drive and followed up with an even better one off Lyon before committing another howler.
Virat looked solid for his 12 runs but left alone deliver that spun a bit but did not bounce. It was crashing into the middle and leg stump if it wasn’t for Virat’s pad. He was caught plumb in front and was given out without any hesitation by umpire Nigel Long. The Indian skipper decided to review it and it was indeed unsuccessful. Nathon Lyon got Virat Kohli and it was the fifth time he had done so. This left India in a spot of bother as they struggle at 88 for 3 on a good batting wicket.
Twitter reacted to the dismissal and some of them were really hilarious while some fans were utterly disappointed with the skipper. Let’s have a look at some of the top tweets.
Virat Kohli – King of Leaves pic.twitter.com/R2BIZXc2xI
— Dennis TEAM INDIA (@DennisCricket_) March 4, 2017
More Thn Virat Kohli's Dismissal,The Way He Wasted Review Disappoints Me. Its Not To Double Check Umpire Hoping To Get Lucky Chance.#IndvAus
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 4, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) March 4, 2017
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 4, 2017
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) March 4, 2017
One of these days, KL Rahul will review a Virat Kohli BOWLED dismissal – "let's check for the no ball", he'll suggest#IndvAus
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) March 4, 2017
Nemeses of Virat Kohli in Tests
5 – James Anderson and Nathan Lyon#IndvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 4, 2017
— Ricky Mangidis (@rickm18) March 4, 2017
First time in this home season Virat Kohli got out for less than 20 for third consecutive innings…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 4, 2017
— FOX SPORTS News (@FOXSportsNews) March 4, 2017
Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli 5 times in Tests – the most he has been dismissed by a bowler alongside James Anderson.#IndvAus
— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) March 4, 2017
KL Rahul had to nod his head when Virat Kohli wanted to go for a review. That's what an employee does to his managers #IndvAus
— Shashi (@AllTimeBakchod) March 4, 2017
Players dismissing Virat Kohli most times in Tests on Indian soil
1x – 23 players
2x – 5 players
3x – Graeme Swann
4x – NATHAN LYON#INDvAUS
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) March 4, 2017
De villiers was trending on consecutive ducks n now Virat Kohli trending on consecutive failure..GREAT THEY ARE! Dey amazed Us wd failures
— Aman Mathur (@SRKian_Aaftab) March 4, 2017
Nathan Lyon becomes the 2nd bowler 2 dismiss Virat Kohli 5 times in test after James Anderson. Another bad day for our captain. #ViratKohli
— Ishmeet Singh Banga (@ishmeetbanga27) March 4, 2017
Hence proved, Virat Kohli is no better when under a defeat pressure!!
— Sindhi Chokro (@VinayNBathija) March 4, 2017
— Doc Brown (@So_You_Think02) March 4, 2017
Virat Kohli getting out to Aussie spinners’ straight ones is the best thing that’s ever happened to me #INDvAUS
— Rudi (@RudiEdsall) March 4, 2017
— Shuveshek Rai (@shuveshek) March 4, 2017
Kohli is just giving other batsman some responsibility. Didn't you see he literally left the ball last 2 times and purposely got out? #sorry
— Devanshi (@proud_viratian) March 4, 2017