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‘Nitin Menon Ke liye koi eye doctor suggest karo’ – Virat Kohli falls for controversial LBW call by umpire Nitin Menon during Delhi Test

India scored 262 in their first innings.
Virat Kohli and Nitin Menon
Virat Kohli and Nitin Menon (Source: Twitter)

India had a horrible start in the morning of day 2 as Nathan Lyon spun a web around India’s batters by first picking up the wickets of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Cheteshwar Pujara. India were reduced to 54-3 at one stage. From that point on India could not come back as Australia were picking up wickets at regular intervals.

Virat Kohli came in at no 4 and made 44 off 84 balls with four fours and tried to rebuild the innings for India but he was out lbw to debutant left-arm spinner Mathew Kuhnemann. The way Kohli was dismissed it was in controversial fashion. The umpires deemed that the ball hit the pad first and Kohli was given out. There could have been a case where Kohli could have edged the ball and also since it was just marginally hitting the wickets on Hawk-eye.Β 

Virat Kohli scored 44 off 84 balls with four fours before he was dismissed

Kohli was not happy with the decision and walked back to the change room in a huff and was very grumpy with regards to the decision and it was agony for the Indian camp as they felt hard done by the decision, but Australia celebrated the big wicket of Kohli and also the umpire’s decision as it came in their favour. Lyon further dented India by picking up wickets of Shreyas Iyer and KS Bharat.

The decision was given by umpire Nitin Menon who declared Virat Kohli out and the fans on Twitter were quick to point out Umpire Menon is a villain of sorts in a lighthearted manner. The Indian fans felt that Kohli was not out and that he was wrongly given out. When the decision was made, social media was taken by storm, and many felt Kohli was hard done by the decision.

The Delhi-batter has had his problems with wrist spin and finger spin one of the reasons could be that Kohli plays a lot of International cricket and plays a lot of pacers and faces lesser amount of spin or slower bowlers which has led to his fall with regards to his technique against spin he has been having this problem across formats for quite some time. Let us take a look at the reactions on Twitter-

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