Indian captain Virat Kohli has been in the news lately for his on-field altercations with the umpire. Kohli is often seen animated in his appeals and on many occasions have had heated discussions with the on-field umpires during the England tour. A video from the second ODI has surfaced where Kohli is being ignored by the umpire Nitin Menon.
In the 27th over of the game, the Indian skipper was seen going onto the pitch analysing a wide-ball call by the umpire. Kohli felt that the ball might just have been inside the tramline. While the batting maestro sought umpire Menon’s attention on the matter, Menon was not interested in entertaining any arguments. Menon was seen ignoring Kohli completely and the incident has left the fans in split.
Lately, Kohli has been garnering much criticism for his attitude with the umpires. Many former players have been vocal about the way Kohli expresses his dissent on the umpire’s decision and further questions them in the middle.
England level series with a thumping win
England have bounced back strong in the ODI series as they leveled it with a comprehensive victory in the second game. India failed to make inroads into the English lineup, unlike the series opener, as the visitors chased down the total of 337 with ease. The Indian bowlers were left clueless as the visitors were on a rampage with the bat.
Losing the toss, yet again in the tour, the hosts were invited to bat first. While the openers failed to fire, captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul rushed to the rescue. While Kohli notched his second fifty of the series, Rahul smashed an impressive ton. The death overs saw some fireworks from Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya as the hosts breached the 300 run mark.
The visitors came out all guns blazing in the chase as their openers yet again impressed with a century stand. While Jason Roy and Ben Stokes notched up fifties, Jonny Bairstow smashed a hundred to set the platform for the English win. Stokes, who stitched a century stand with Bairstow for the second wicket missed a well-deserved by a single run. Nonetheless, a dominant batting performance saw England level the three-match series.