Virat Kohli mocks Aussies after Steve Smith misses out on a review
A very relaxed Virat Kohli was seen shaking his body and dance his way to mock the Australian side for their failed 'tactical' review.
Published - Sep 18, 2017 9:37 pm | Updated - Sep 18, 2017 9:37 pm
There seems to be no love lost between Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the Australian team. Over the last few years, Kohli has proved to be a serious thorn to digest for the Aussie team. Time and again, the aggression of highest order seems to ooze out from Kohli when he plays against the Oz. As Virat Kohli has himself admitted it many times, the Australians bring out the best out of him.
He loves to take jab at them whenever the Aussies try to sledge him or provoke him. He has had his on-field banters with James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, David Warner, Steve Smith, and perhaps many from the Australian lineup. When the Australian team took on India in the first ODI of their 2017 tour to the subcontinental nation, the Indian captain was at it yet again when he mocked his opposition number following a failed decision review.
As it happened
The action perspired during the Indian innings. It was in the 45th over of the match when Marcus Stoinis bowled a length delivery to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The ball was bowled on the off-stump channel. Bhuvneshwar tried to dab it down to third man and the ball was too close to cut. The ball took an inside edge off the bat of Bhuvneshwar and then got deflected on to the pads.
The Aussies looked convinced that the ball had hit the pad first. The on-field umpire ruled it not out but Steve Smith was keen on going upstairs for a review after having consulted Stoinis. The replays clearly suggested that it was bat first and hence the on-field decision stayed.
The review was wasted by the Australian side. It was just then that the cameras went in zooming in the Indian dressing room. A very relaxed Virat Kohli was seen shaking his body and dance his way to mock the Australian side for their failed ‘tactical’ review. Expect many more such incidences to follow in this high-intensity series.