IND vs AUS: Controversy over Virat’s dismissal in the second Test

India’s flashy batsman Virat Kohli was removed by Australia’s Matthew Kuhnemann during the first innings of the ongoing second Test. On February 17, the second Test of the four-match series between the two cricketing behemoths took place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Matthew Kuhnemann sent the great shark Virat Kohli back to the dugout for 44 runs after Nathan Lyon destroyed the opposition’s top order. In the middle of India’s batting innings, Kohli assumed responsibility for leading the team to a respectable score, only for Kuhnemann to pin him for an LBW and end his innings.

When Kohli bowled the arm ball to the flamboyant right hander, the ball skidded onto the wicket as Kohli played it little beyond the line.pads. After a quick review, it was still unclear whether the ball struck the bat or the pad first. The TV umpire determined it hit the pad first after carefully examining the replays. As a result, he requested ball tracking, which further revealed the ball touching the middle and leg stumps.

The move, however, has drawn attention for the incorrect reasons because many fans and several cricket players took note and voiced their disapproval right away. Wasim Jaffer, a former cricketer for India, commented that he didn’t think the batter should have been declared “out,” sharing a photo of the dismissal that demonstrates the ball’s minor deflection from the bat.

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