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Netizens Unhappy With Third Umpire Giving Virat Kohli LBW Despite Inside Edge
By CricShots - Dec 3, 2021 2:46 pm
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Currently, India and New Zealand are locking horns with each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the second and the final Test of the two-match series. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli won the toss after a delayed start due to wet outfield and decided to bat first and the openers, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill didn’t disappoint as India was at 80 without loss when things started falling off.

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Virat Kohli had a chat with the umpire regarding his dismissal

Ajaz Patel got the prized wicket of Gill, followed by cleaning up Cheteshwar Pujara in his next over. In the same over, Patel also got the wicket of Virat Kohli which turned out to be a controversial one. What an over this is turning out to be for Ajaz. What a spell. This is really close on whether he’s inside-edged it or not.

The ball is fitting perfectly between bat and pad as he’s on the front foot to defend. One half of the ball is near the inside edge, the other on the pad. And there’s a spike, but is it due to the ball hitting the bat first or only with the ball hitting pad? There doesn’t seem to be conclusive evidence of bat first, though the seam does wobble a bit when it passes the bat.

The third umpire says no conclusive evidence of bat first. Ball tracking has it hitting the stumps flush. And that means Kohli has to go for a duck on his return. He has a word with the umpire for a moment before walking off. This match has turned, and how.

Here is the video of the dismissal:

Here is  how the fans reacted to teh dismissal:

Here is the video of the dismissal: