Virat Kohli entered the ground with the intention of scoring a century, but was controversially dismissed by debutant Matthew Kuhnemann on Day 2 of the second Test between India and Australia in New Delhi.
The former skipper, who was batting on 44 runs, appeared to be in good form and the spectators were eagerly anticipating a century from him. However, his innings came to a controversial end when a delivery from the spinner crashed into his pads and the umpire immediately raised his finger to signal an out.
Despite being comfortable with his batting, Kohli decided to review the umpire's decision. The third umpire carefully examined the delivery with multiple replays to determine whether the ball had connected with the bat or the pad first.
After a thorough review, the third umpire upheld the field umpire's decision and signaled that Kohli was out, forcing him to leave the crease and head back to the pavilion.
But its not all, furious Virat was seen watching the replays on the screen along with the coaches. He was seen anguished over the third umpire’s decision. However, there was no outburst of emotion from the right-hander.
Kohli looked angry after being given out by the third umpire.#INDvAUS #ViratKohli𓃵 #Umpire pic.twitter.com/BZPo8G2WL4— Junnu Ki TECH (@JunnuKi) February 18, 2023
Talking about the Test match, Australian spinners succeeded in strangling the Indian batting line-up as hosts struggled to reach 179 for the seven at tea.
Lyon (5/41 in 20 overs) led Australia's fightback with his 22nd five-wicket haul as the Indian batters' weakness against spin bowlers was exposed once again.
People took to Twitter and showed their anguish over the decision by sharing the clip of the delivery. Here are some tweets.
Kohli not out tha yr kai bar kharab system ki wajah se out ho jata hai @ThePerfectMemer @_rishabh2707— Amitabh Gupta 🇮🇳 (@amitabh0715) February 18, 2023
The rub of the green or dust is going too much in Australia’s favour. That was clearly not out. Nitin Menon should be out not Kohli. #INDvAUS #BGT— 𝓟𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓪𝓫 🇮🇳 (@pranabashish) February 18, 2023
Nobody just Virat Kohli after playing 2-3 good shots:#AUSvIND #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/614W0H50mQ— Ashok Choudhary (@iashok45) February 18, 2023
That was a really rough call for Kohli. No way you could tell it hit pad first— Whyte Knight (@whyteknight07) February 18, 2023
Wht is the point of third umpire when those are not fair decisions and can not conclude #INDvsAUS Kohli was not out.— Mukund Thaker (@mvthaker) February 18, 2023
Virat Kohli angry on decision in dressing room pic.twitter.com/AlCmuaRf3L— Chanchal Verma Vlogs (@Chancha46728751) February 18, 2023
Also Read: Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Australian spinners continue domination, India at 179/7 (Day 2, Tea)