Virat Kohli’s LBW dismissal came out as one of the most difficult conundrums for the experts as the third umpire Richard Kettleborough took some time to make the decision which eventually came out in favour of Australia leaving the team India on the backfoot.
The question is did the ball touch the pad first or did it have a faint edge on the bat before kissing onto the pads? The brilliant delivery from Josh Hazlewood reaped rewards for the team as the tricky ball beat the defences of Kohli and fell right onto his pads.
It was a whole-hearted appeal from the Aussies though it looked a bit controversial at the tough scene. But, umpire Nigel Llong was convinced with the appeal and took no time to signal Kohli “out”. At the drop the hat, Kohli asked for a DRS review.
The third umpire Richard Kettleborough was in a limbo and thought for a while about the dismissal. To his expertise and knowledge, he had to make the decision only to disappoint Kohli who made his way back to the dressing room.
By seeing this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to twitter to ask the fans to reckon about the Virat Kohli’s dismissal in what was a controversial decision.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 6, 2017