CHENNAI: Indian skipper Virat Kohli could also be in hassle after his heated change with an umpire on the third day of the second Test match in opposition to England.
Kohli argued with the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon, after Joe Root was given not-out. The harsh change between the Indian captain and the umpire triggered criticism from former English captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain.
“You can’t have this, I am sorry,” stated Michael Vaughan. “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.
Nasser Hussain questioned why India had sought a overview. “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 stated.
“That tends to suggest there was a bit of doubt in their minds and yet Kohli seemed agitated by an umpire who had a milli-second to make that decision. If they were so certain that it was out and should have been given straight away, why did it take them so long?”
Kohli now faces a Level 1 or Level 2 offence being introduced in opposition to him, which may earn him wherever from one to 4 demerit factors.
The Indian captain already has two demerit factors from his earlier outbursts over the previous 24 months and two extra may result in a possible Test match suspension.
Match referee Javagal Srinath is but to introduced the incident to the ICC’s consideration, stated the Daily Mail.