Virat Kohli

A video from the second ODI between India and England has surfaced on social media which shows umpire Nitin Menon ignoring the Indian captain Virat Kohli when he tried to analyse a wide ball call

Indian captain Virat Kohli has recently been in the headlines for his on-field verbal duels with the umpire. Kohli always remains animated and vociferous in his appeals. He often engaged in heated arguments with the on-field umpire during the ongoing series against England. Now, a video from the second ODI against England has got viral on social media where we can see the on-field umpire Nitin Menon ignoring Virat Kohli.

During the 27th over of England innings, we could see Virat Kohli walking to the pitch and trying to analyse a wide-ball call by the umpire. Kohli felt the ball was just inside the tramline and tried to attract the attention of umpire Nitin Menon. However, Menon did not look interested in any such thing and we could see him completely ignoring Virat Kohli. The video has left the fans joking about this on-field incident.

Watch The Video Of The Incident:

Of late, Kohli has attracted heavy criticism for his dissent with umpire’s decision. Many former cricketers have slammed him for his attitude of showing dissent with the umpires’ decision on the field. Many former England cricketers have come out and said that Kohli has been putting pressure on the on-field umpires through the England Tour Of India. Some have even said that Kohli needs to buckle up his attitude as it does not throw a good impression on the fans watching the game.

Virat Kohli Gets Ignored By Umpire Nitin Menon When He Tries to Analyse A Wide Ball Call

The summary of the second ODI

Coming to the game, India scored 336 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 50 overs. KL Rahul scored a century ( 109 runs off 114 balls) band Rishabh Pant ( 77 off 40) and Virat Kohli (66 off 79) scored half-centuries each. Chasing the total, England secured a comfortable win against the hosts. 

Roy and Bairstow yet again stitched together a quickfire hundred runs partnership for the first wicket. The duo scored 110 runs in just 84 deliveries. Rohit Sharma provided the breakthrough with a superb bit of fielding to run out Jason Roy. Ben Stokes then joined hands with Bairstow and took the Indian bowlers to the cleaners. They scored 175 runs for the second wicket before India dismissed both of them in quick succession.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke the partnership between them by dismissing Ben Stokes for 99. Stokes scored 99 in just 52 balls. His innings included four fours and ten sixes. Just after adding two runs, Bairstow lost his wicket to Prasidh Krishna after having scored 124 runs. After 3 balls, he castled Buttler’s stumps with a peach of a yorker.

Jonny Bairstow was the highest run-scorer of the innings scoring 124 runs off 112 balls. His opening partner Jason Roy scored 55 runs off 52 balls. Ben Stokes came in and scored 99 runs off 52 balls. When they lost three wickets in close succession, Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone guided them to a 6 wickets victory with 6.3 overs to spare. The series is now nicely poised at 1-1, with the series decider at the same venue on March 28.