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Virat Kohli Questions Brathwaite’s Bowling Action With ‘Bhatta’ Comment
By CricShots - Jul 14, 2023 12:24 pm
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On the second day of the ongoing Test match between West Indies and India, the visitors continued their dominant display with exceptional centuries from Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal. At the close of Day 2, India had amassed an impressive total of 312/2, with Jaiswal remaining unbeaten on a remarkable 143*, accompanied by Virat Kohli at 36*.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Adding an interesting twist to the day’s events, an incident occurred when Virat Kohli faced West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite. Kohli, who had been struggling to score runs at a brisk pace, raised a question regarding the bowling style of the opposition skipper during one of his deliveries.

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During his innings on Day 2, Kohli’s words, “Bhatta fenk raha hai” (which translates to “He’s throwing”) were picked up by the stump microphone, implying his doubt about the legality of Brathwaite’s bowling action. No immediate action was taken as Kohli did not raise the issue with the on-field umpire. However, it remains to be seen whether the former Indian captain will address his concerns regarding the bowling action on Day 3.

The match was filled with thrilling moments, and Kohli’s comment added an intriguing subplot to the proceedings. The incident highlights the competitiveness and scrutiny that often accompanies international cricket, where players are vigilant and observant of their opponents’ actions.

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As the Test match heads into Day 3, all eyes will be on Kohli and whether he chooses to pursue the matter further or focus solely on his batting performance. The contest between bat and ball continues to captivate fans, and it remains to be seen how this incident unfolds and affects the dynamics of the game moving forward.