Indian captain Virat Kohli hasn’t been good at decision-making, especially when it comes to taking reviews. There were several occasions where the skipper has wasted DRS. When he is batting, he has used DRS whenever he got out LBW in Tests.
On the other hand, when he is patrolling on the field, he still hasn’t managed to pick up the lessons on taking a review at the right time. He is relying on others at times, which has been the case so far. However, in the longer run, these poor reviews could cost Team India crucial matches.
Meanwhile, the skipper drew immense backlash from the cricketing fraternity for wasting India’s second review when he had so many doubts in mind. In fact, he took the second at the last second and wasn’t even serious about it in the first place.
On the other hand, Rishabh Pant tried his best to deny the skipper from taking the review. However, it was to no avail. During the second Test match between England and India at The Home of Cricket, Mohammed Siraj provided a good breakthrough when he was brought into action.
Initially, he got rid of Dominic Sibley in what was the fall of England’s first wicket. Following his departure, Siraj bowled a gem of a delivery to shatter Haseeb Hameed’s stumps. Haseeb, who made a comeback into England’s Test team after 5 years, was sent back to the pavilion on the very first ball.
Virat Kohli takes review despite Rishabh Pant’s denial
The incident transpired during fourth ball of the 23rd over of England’s innings when Siraj bowled to Joe Root. Meanwhile, the England Test captain tried to defend the ball in the first place. But he ended up missing it completely, allowing the ball to hit his pads.
In the wake, the Indian players made a full-hearted appeal but the umpire wasn’t convinced. It was when Siraj convinced Virat Kohli to take the review. Siraj expressed a great deal of confidence thinking that the ball was hitting the leg stump.
Initially, Kohli hesitated to take the review. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant was fully confident that the ball was clearly missing the wicket as he convinced his captain not to take the review. But the skipper didn’t listen to Pant and trusted Siraj’s instinct. As it happened, Team India lost the review as the ball was going way over the leg stump.
Mohammad Siraj convinced Virat Kohli to take the review of Joe Root, but Rishabh Pant was denying. pic.twitter.com/WepEASpDWH
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 13, 2021