India skipper Virat Kohli has always been in the headlines for his on-field altercations with the umpires. He is often seen animated in his appeals and on many occasions have had heated conversations with the on-field umpires during the England’s tour.
Meanwhile, a same incident took place on Saturday, during 2nd ODI between India and England. A video from the match has surfaced where Kohli is being ignored by the umpire Nitin Menon.
The incident took place in the 27th over of the England’s chasing, the Indian skipper was seen going onto the pitch analysing a wide-ball call by the umpire. Kohli felt that the ball might just have been inside the tramline. While the India skipper sought umpire Menon’s attention on the matter, Menon was not interested in entertaining any arguments. Menon was seen ignoring Kohli completely and the incident has left the fans in split.
Notably, Kohli has attracted heavy criticism for his dissent with umpire’s decision. Many former cricketers have slammed him for his attitude of showing dissent with the umpires’ decision on the field.
Many former England cricketers have opined that Kohli has been putting pressure on the on-field umpires through the England Tour Of India. Some have even said that Kohli needs to buckle up his attitude as it does not throw a good impression on the fans watching the game.
England Level Series With a Brilliant Win
Earlier in the match, England won the toss for the second time in a row and sent India to bat. The home side started steadily as the openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, departed early. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli steadily compiled a 121-run stand before the former reached a hundred and Rishabh Pant launched an onslaught. Pant slammed a 40-ball 77, while Hardik Pandya triggered pyrotechnics of his own to lift India to 336.
England responded by starting steadily as Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on point with the new ball. Jason Roy began to cut loose and he accumulated a second consecutive century-stand with Jonny Bairstow. Roy’s departure brought Ben Stokes to the crease and the visitors rallied further with another 175-run stand in only 117 balls. Nonetheless, a dominant batting performance saw England level the three-match series.