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Virat Kohli Opens Up On Controversial DRS Call in Third T20I vs Australia

Virat Kohli Opens Up On Controversial DRS Call in Third T20I vs Australia
Virat Kohli seemed unhappy with the umpire's call. (Photo Credit: BCCI/Twitter)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has opened up on the controversial DRS decision in the third T20I against Australia in Sydney. The Indian team was denied a DRS decision in the third T20I after the replays flashed on the big screen in the third ODI. The umpiring error got Indian skipper Virat Kohli very angry. He was also seen to have a heated discussion with the umpire. The batsman at the other end was Matthew Wade who went onto score 80 in the game from 53 balls. 

The incident happened in the 11th over of the Australian innings. The third umpire was going through the process to make his decision but the replay from the broadcasters meant that he bailed out of his decision. However, the replays showed that the delivery was crashing into the leg-stump of the in-form Wade. 

Virta Kohli Opens Up on DRS Call

The commentators later clarified that the umpire pulled out of the decision since India had apparently taken more than the allowed 15 seconds to decide on it. Meanwhile, Kohli kept his point of view on the matter at the post-match press conference at the end of the game. 

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“That lbw was a strange one because we were still discussing whether the ball was going down and within the 15-second time, they showed the replay on the screen. We decided to go for the review but the umpire said they have already shown the replay on the screen,” he said.

Virat Kohli also revealed the conversation that he had with umpire Rod Tucker, who eventually gave the controversial DRS decision. The umpire said that it is a mistake from TV and nothing can be done about it. 

“I had a chat with Rod (Tucker, the umpire) and said: ‘what do we do in this situation’ and he said ‘nothing can be done. It’s a mistake from TV” Kohli narrated the incident.

As it turned out, India ultimately lost the match by 12 runs during the goof-up by the third umpire. However, the Men in Blue won the T20I series 2-1 and now head into the four-match Test series starting from December 17.

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