IND vs SL | Twitter reacts as Virat Kohli can't believe Shubman Gill's luck after youngster's miraculous escape
Virat Kohli was seen shocked after Shubman Gill's LBW decision was overturned|
Virat Kohli is known for being one of the most animated characters on the field who doesn’t hold back from expressing his emotions. The batter thus caught the spotlight once again on Tuesday as he was seen showcasing surprise after Shubman Gill’s close LBW call was overturned due to umpire’s call.
Indian batters were dominant against the Sri Lankan bowling attack in the first ODI at Baraspara Stadium, Guwahati. Both openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill scored the fifties and stitched together a 143-run partnership before the latter departed. However, apart from their batting, Virat Kohli’s expressive nature was also on display as he provided one of the talking points of the game when Shubman Gill survived a close LBW call.
Dunith Wellalage was bowling the 17th over of the innings and he delivered a flat delivery outside off to Shubman Gill on the penultimate ball of the over. The opener put his foot forward to defend the delivery but missed the line of the ball. Even though the umpire nodded his head in rejection, the Sri Lankans opted for a DRS review and it looked like a close call from the replays.
The delivery was pitching outside off and also hitting the stumps according to hawk-eye. However, the impact was slightly outside the line, leading to tit went ti the umpire’s call and the batter survived the dismissal. Virat Kohli who was come next to the crease had padded up in the dugout anticipating that the batter might be dismissed. However, after seeing from replays that Gill has survived due to the umpire’s call, there was disbelief on his face.
Twitterati also noticed Virat Kohli’s expression and expressed their sentiments on the social media platform.
Shocker for everyone
Almost on field
Ready-to-bat Virat Kohli could not believe how Shubman Gill survived an LBW call against Wanindu Hasaranga.— SportsTiger (@StigerOfficial) January 10, 2023
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Dugout happy with Gill’s 50, except Kohli who can’t wait to bat next 😂#INDvSL— Yorker (@socialonly3) January 10, 2023
Love to see
Gill 🫂❤️ Would love to see him batting with Kohli 🎶🎶— Jaddu (@nithishjaddu) January 10, 2023
If I was Shubhman gill now— Anand. (@iamaktX27) January 10, 2023
I would have played the ball on wickets so that I can go sit and watch kohli and rohit bat together.
Gill has a monstrous bottom hand. Maybe even better than Kohli's.— Hrithik (@LostMyAxe) January 10, 2023
Cut shot neatly
#staraikelungal Gill is execuing cut shot very neatly with just slicing the blade of the bat when ball is bowled outside off. Will he be effective in test matches in SENA countries without getting edge to slips unlike kohli?— Manikandan (@manisakthi) January 10, 2023