The former Indian skipper Virat Kohli wasn’t happy with the umpire after being given LBW off Roman Walker’s bowling in the ongoing warm-up game between the Indian team and Leicestershire. On Thursday, India kickstarted the English tour with the four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire.
India skipper Rohit Sharma invited the opposition to bowl first after winning the toss. The visitors had a decent start to the tour as the Hitman alongside Shubman Gill added 35 runs for the first wicket. However, once Gill was dismissed in the 10th over, India lost wickets in a cluster and they were reduced to 81/5 subsequently.
Meanwhile, the former India skipper Virat Kohli spent a much-needed time in the middle and he looked settled to take India out of trouble. The King displayed his range of shots from cover drives to pulls to flicks off the pads to keep the crowd going.
However, when he looked all set to pile up a big knock, he was adjudged LBW by the umpire off Roman Walker’s bowling.
Virat Kohli looked shocked by the LBW decision against him
On the 3rd delivery of the 40th over, delivered a full delivery to Kohli. The batter shuffled a bit towards his off stump and tried to play a drive. However, he missed the ball and it struck his back leg.
Following a massive appeal from the bowler and the fielders, the umpire raised his finger to shock Virat Kohli. The Indian batter could not believe the decision as he stood still and stared at the umpire for a while before leaving for the pavilion.
One could say, it was a dubious decision as the impact looked like outside the off-stump marginally.
Watch the video here:
☝️ | Kohli (33) lbw Walker.@RomanWalker17 strikes again! This time he hits the pads of Kohli, and after a long wait the umpire's finger goes up.
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Virat Kohli scored 33 runs off 69 deliveries, including four boundaries and a beautiful maximum. Meanwhile, India finished day one with a score of 246/8.