WATCH: Virat Kohli mocks Aussies’ failed review


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    India skipper Virat Kohli continues to antagonise Australia, even from the balcony of the hosts’ change room in Ranchi.

    A smirking Kohli emerged on day three of the third Test to clap and cheer an unsuccessful review by the visitors.

    The crucial moment call came at the end of the 58th over on Saturday and left Australia with zero reviews remaining until the 81st over.

    Kohli’s childlike applause for what he deemed an error by counterpart Steve Smith came three days after match referee Richie Richardson called on both skippers to ensure their teams behaved much better than in Bangalore, which hosted one of the most spiteful Tests of the modern era.

    The snickometer suggested third umpire Nigel Llong might have actually made a mistake, not skipper Smith.

    Llong ruled the lbw appeal, which came when India were 1-149 and Cheteshwar Pujara had 22, was rightly given not out because the ball hit the bat first.

    “I’ve got definite bat, inside edge,” Llong said.

    But there was a clear spike in the snickometer before the ball hit the willow, which suggest it glanced the front pad first and Llong should have rolled the ball-tracker replay.

    “The ultra edge looked like it lit up before it hit the bat,” Brett Lee said on Star Sports.

    “Front on it looks clearly like it hits bat first.”

    Smith’s angst increased at the next delivery, when a confident appeal for a bat-pad catch was turned down.

    Murali Vijay was on 58 and replays confirmed he would have been out had Smith been in a position to refer the decision.

    Kohli, who is nursing a shoulder injury that prevented him fielding on day two, is expected to bat as listed at second drop.

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    • March 18th 2017 @ 6:00pm
      Basil said | March 18th 2017 @ 6:00pm | ! Report

      The guy has shocking sportmanship. Imagine the Indian publics reaction had Smith acted in such a way? He is untouchable and it continues to feed his ego.

      • March 18th 2017 @ 6:26pm
        John Erichsen said | March 18th 2017 @ 6:26pm | ! Report

        He is spending plenty of time in the dressing room this series, so perhaps its the only contribution he can make when India are batting. Smith was very pleased after grasping his nick to send him packing for 6 just now. I wonder if he gets bagged for his mild display of delight?

    • March 19th 2017 @ 1:32am
      ThugbyFan said | March 19th 2017 @ 1:32am | ! Report

      And wasn’t it so ironic that Big Head Kohli got out so cheaply, especially after carrying on like a pork chop on the balcony knowing that the tv cameras and his adoring commentators and fans were all glued on him. And then he had to trudge off, sniffling and trying to wipe away the tears because that nasty G.Maxwell took the pi$$ out of how he got his sore shoulder.

      Oh the Schadenfreude ! meowsssssssssss, Ain’t Life a Bish at times. 🙂

    • March 19th 2017 @ 1:47am
      SonOfLordy said | March 19th 2017 @ 1:47am | ! Report

      Cry baby Australian fans at it again. Maxwell mocked Kohli for getting injured. That’s okay right? But sarcastically clapping a DRS review is poor sportsmanship?

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