Following Virat Kohli’s dismissal on day 2 of the forthcoming Test match in Delhi, the Indian fans were incensed and upset. The batsman looked ready to make a large score and was playing with a lot of confidence up until he was controversially ruled out LBW off the bowling of Matthew Kuhnemann. The decision was taken solely by Nitin Menon.
The former Indian captain was going good and had 44 runs off 84 balls when a terrible decision ruined his session. After earning his previous Test century in 2019, fans were anticipating that Kohli will achieve his next century, but that did not happen.
Virat Kohli was controversially ruled out when the ball simultaneously impacted his bat and pad, according to umpire Nitin Menon. Dejected, Kohli turned around and walked away, but because he had given the umpire the wrong Nitin Menon’s name, his followers turned on him on social media. Later, the social media user informed the fans that they were targeting the wrong Nitin Menon and requested that they cease harassing and assaulting him.
Virat Kohli decided to use DRS after Menon ruled him out on the field. After much thought, the third umpire decided to affirm the onfield umpire’s decision. As Kohli attempted to defend himself, the ball was delivered directly from Kuhnemann and smacked Kohli in the pad.
Untrained eyes would have thought Kohli struck the ball when Menon called him out since he went for the review right away. Replays showed that the ball struck Kohli’s bat and pad at the same time, but the TV umpire concluded that the ball had first impacted Kohli’s pads and had started ball tracking after looking at several angles.
Kohli exited the field feeling let down and annoyed, and he was visibly frustrated. In the end, Ashwin and Axar’s 114-run partnership for the eighth wicket helped India post 262 in the first innings.