Virat Kohli likely to face a ban after his furious exchange with on-field umpire

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Feb, 2021. 05:30 pm
Virat Kohli may face a suspension

Indian skipper Virat Kohli at risk for confronting boycott after angry trade with on-field umpire Nitin Menon on the third day of the second Test match against England.

According to the details, Virat Kohli may face a one-match suspension following his angry exchange with umpire Nitin Menon.

Kohli reviewed a not-out decision against Joe Root in the final over of the day and reacted furiously.

David Lloyd, who used to sit on the ICC umpires’ committee, said: “He cannot be speaking to umpires like that and inciting the crowd. He should be setting a much better example. Someone in his camp should be having a word and the match referee should be very interested. It’s calculated and it’s not a good look.”

“You can’t have this, I am sorry,” said Michael Vaughan, former English cricket captain and commentator. Kohli is such a powerhouse, you can’t have him intimidating the umpire. It’s a stinker of a decision but you can’t be doing that as a captain,” he added.

Another former English captain Nasser Hussain questioned why India had sought a review. “It was odd that the India team and their captain took the full 15 seconds to work out whether to review or not. They weren’t actually sure what they were reviewing for,” he said.

Furthermore, the Indian captain already has two demerit points from his earlier outbursts over the past 24 months and two more could lead to a potential Test match suspension.

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