BGT 2023 | Twitter regrets Virat Kohli's dismissal after he fails to deliver during need of the hour
Virat Kohli was dismissed by Matthew Kuhnemann on 13 runs|
Top-notch batters are always a vital part of a team’s success in Test cricket and Virat Kohli has been India’s saviour on multiple occasions in the past. However, when they needed their ace batter to step up on a spin haven in Indore in the second innings, a frustrated Kohli only managed 13 runs.
After the hosts' domination in the first two Tests of the series, the third fixture of the Border Gavaskar Trophy has turned out to be an evenly-matched contest. Australia racked up an 88-run lead in the first innings and India came in to bat with the aim to set a daunting target for the opposition. After the hosts were reduced to 32/2, the team needed their star batter Virat Kohli to step up to the occasion.
Matthew Kuhnemann came to bowl the 23rd over of the innings and Kohli was facing the fourth delivery of the over. The left-arm spinner bowled a short delivery into the stumps and the batter attempted a pull. However, the delivery came back in sharply and the ball also kept low. The batter was trapped in front of the stumps and the umpire raised his finger after the team appealed for the dismissal.
Kohli was clearly disappointed with himself and he started walking back to the pavilion without even considering the option to take a review. he expressed his anger by slamming his bat on the boundary line before rushing to the dugout. The replays showed that the ball was clipping the leg stump and he would have been dismissed even in case of opting for DRS.
Twitteartis noticed the incident and regretted the dismissal as Kohli failed to deliver when the team needed him the most.
No luck at all
March 2, 2023
Kids today have no idea how good Virat Kohli was in test pic.twitter.com/r2S7DtTa1K— leishaa ✨ (@katyxkohli17) March 2, 2023
Umpire's decision is never in favour of Virat Kohli. Never ever. pic.twitter.com/R0UlkZTc01— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) March 2, 2023
Umpire's call hurts
Impact ~ Umpire's Call— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) March 2, 2023
Wicket Hitting ~ Umpire's Call #IndvsAus || #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/lsiS5bobK6
BCCI destroy Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara & Ajinkya Rahane career by making these type of Turning Pitches.— Flick of Wrist (@flickk_of_Wrist) March 2, 2023
Agree or die !#IndvsAus #ViratKohli
That was bad actually
On a #Indoretest pitch which is staying low and earlier also #ViratKohli missed a ball playing the pull shot of a spinner. The same old story since 2020 looks good but fails to convert it big like he used to in Test cricket.#IndvsAus #BorderGavaskarTrophy2023 https://t.co/Tdr2PbBcqh pic.twitter.com/70K4GhfPDp— Sahil Grover (@cricloversahil) March 2, 2023
Is it the time?
Time to drop virat kohli. Sorry king but its high time now and your test form just seems lost somewhere far away. His average has taken a big dent as well. @imVkohli pldase play ranji cricket and make a return. #ViratKohli𓃵 #IndvsAus #AUSvsIND— Yogesh (@YogeshOffl_) March 2, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad thread on Virat Kohli next.— Absshake (@Absshake7) March 2, 2023
Ghanty ka King out on 13 runs— Saeed (@Egoistic_Saeed) March 2, 2023
Srf or srf 87 runs reh gye thy century hony me😪#ViratKohli #BGT #IndvsAus #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/wGcx18rYs4
With a heavy heart, I have to say— Siddhu Not Moosewala (@SiddViz) March 2, 2023
I think it's time to hang up the boots in the longest format.
WTC 23 Final if India reaches there should be your final Test Match for India. #ThankYouKohli #ViratKohli