Indian batters struggled in both innings against Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Indore. Australia simply needs 76 runs in the second innings to win the match. India were all out for 163 in their second innings on the second day of the match, with Cheteshwar Pujara top-scoring with 59. There were also high hopes for Virat Kohli, who battled bravely in the first innings against a terrible turner. He had a great start, looking like he was ready to lead India.
Despite this, he was caught LBW by Matthew Kuhnemann of Australia when batting on 13. On a sliding delivery, Kohli attempted a pull shot but completely missed the line. Although the Australian players celebrated loudly, he did not seek a review. Kohli and the Indian dressing were surprised.
As Virat Kohli was removed, former India coach Ravi Shastri, great hitter Sunil Gavaskar, and star wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik were in the commentary box.
Poor shot selection. He would have been better suited targeting mid-on with a straighter bat because the ball wasn’t bouncing much. Shastri contends.
He punches the ball quite efficiently with his bottom hand and tried to play it squarer this time. He completely missed it Gavaskar elaborated.
Moreover, the fact that he did not take the DRS and instead simply walked out suggests that he was fully aware that he was likely too deep in his crease. He approached Pujara, who gave him a friendly smile. That, I suppose, was communicated to him Karthik added his voice.
The decision would have been made by the umpire. Normally, an umpire would award this solely on the basis of the shot played Shastri continued, saying.
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