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I Have Never Seen That Happen In Cricket: Kohli On Jadeja’s Controversial Run Out

Chennai: India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday expressed his robust displeasure on the method through which Ravindra Jadeja was given run out following a late DRS name within the first ODI in opposition to West Indies right here on Sunday.

The incident befell within the 48th over when Jadeja went for a fast single and the fielder effected a direct hit on the striker’s finish. The on-field umpire Shaun George didn’t give it out although Jadeja seemed to be wanting his crease and neither there was an prompt enchantment from the West Indies gamers.

Nonetheless, the on-field umpire made a late referral to the third umpire after the dismissal was proven on the massive display.

Requested for his ideas on Jadeja’s dismissal, Kohli minced no phrases.

“The thought is simple, the fielder asked ‘how is that’ and the umpire said ‘not out’. The dismissal ends there. The people sitting on the TV outside cannot tell the fielders to then tell the umpire to review it again. I’ve never seen that happen in cricket,” mentioned Kohli following India’s eight-wicket loss.

“I don’t know where the rules are, where the line is drawn. I think the referee and the umpires have to take that up, see that incident again. And figure out what needs to be done in cricket. People sitting outside can’t dictate what happens on the field. I think that’s exactly what happened there,” he added.

After Roston Chase hit the stumps from the mid-wicket area, he appeared to ask umpire to take a look at it, however he didn’t increase his finger.

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard then took up the problem with umpire George, who subsequently signalled the third umpire to verify.

The third umpire dominated Jadeja out after which Kohli regarded miffed and rose from his seat earlier than having a phrase with the fourth umpire Anil Choudhary. Nonetheless, he didn’t enter the sphere of play.

West Indies skipper Pollard mentioned the proper determination was made in the long run.

“For me at the end of the day, the right decision was made, which is important. We appealed and the umpire didn’t take it at that time, but eventually, the right decision was made,” mentioned Pollard.

The dearth of a specialist fifth bowler harm India as West Indies chased down 288 reasonably comfortably. The mix of debutant Shivam Dube (0/68 in 7.5 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (0/11 in a single over) leaked 79 runs in 8.5 overs.

“We thought six bowling options will be good enough, specially with the pitch being slow and Kedar as an option. But it played differently under lights. I think they batted really well, you can’t take that out of the equation. But I think the ball wasn’t holding enough for the fast bowlers,” mentioned Kohli.

“Hetmyer was outstanding and Shai as well. It wasn’t a drastic change, but a little bit of a change,” mentioned the India skipper referring to the a whole bunch made by Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope.

The constructive for India was Shreyas Iyer hitting his third consecutive half-century at quantity 4 and Risabh Pant returning to kind to silence his critics.

“I think myself and Rohit not clicking today gave an opportunity for two youngsters to claim a spot. They played very smartly on a slow pitch,” mentioned Kohli.

Hetmyer, who hammered as many as seven sixes in his 139 off 106 balls, mentioned it was a particular hundred.

“I simply attempt to hit it as laborious as I can to be trustworthy (on his energy). I used to be simply hoping to get it over the ropes, and I suppose it went far. This hundred means quite a bit, as a result of the final one I had was at the beginning of the 12 months. Now it’s a matter of being constant subsequent 12 months.

“I simply backed myself and tried to execute my plans. I wasn’t eager about that an excessive amount of (on the IPL public sale subsequent week). It’s at all times good to have a smile in your face after a victory. The final time I used to be right here, I obtained 100 and we misplaced that recreation,” he added.

(PTI)

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