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Umpire decision upsets Kohli

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THE ONLY WAY OUT: Virat Kohli, second from right, is given out by the umpire after he was caught for 14 runs in the second one day international cricket match against Zimbabwe, in Harare, Zimbabwe on Friday. Photo:AP
THE ONLY WAY OUT: Virat Kohli, second from right, is given out by the umpire after he was caught for 14 runs in the second one day international cricket match against Zimbabwe, in Harare, Zimbabwe on Friday. Photo:AP

The Indian batsman stood his ground even as Waller sought a review from the umpire as the fielder himself was not sure whether he had caught the ball cleanly.

Miffed at being given out to a controversial catch, an incensed Indian captain Virat Kohli argued aggressively with on-field officials even after the third umpire ruled against him in the second cricket one-dayer against Zimbabwe here today.

It was the seventh over of the Indian innings with medium-pacer Kyle Jarvis being the bowler. Kohli attempted to go past the mid-wicket but Malcolm Waller caught the ball.

The Indian batsman stood his ground even as Waller sought a review from the umpire as the fielder himself was not sure whether he had caught the ball cleanly.

The third umpire adjudged Kohli out even though the replays were unclear.

The 24-year-old refused to leave even after that and argued his case once again with the umpires -- Owen Chirombe and Bruce Oxenford -- who confirmed the decision through their walkie-talkies.

Eventually, Kohli, who had scored 14 runs at that stage, reluctantly walked back to the pavilion visibly upset with the decision. He faced 18 deliveries during his stay at the crease and struck a couple of fours.

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Virat Kohli the future Captain of Indian should set an example for his other team mates even though the verdict is against him inspite of ambiguous display of camera. He should think of Sachin Tendulkar in this aspect. JAYARAMAN NATARAJAN NEW JERSEY

from:  Jayaraman Natarajan
Posted on: Jul 28, 2013 at 12:48 IST

Most of the people suggesting Kohli to learn from Dhoni. Dhoni is altogether special cricketer. Everyone will be different. Look at Kapil Dev, he was aggressive, and hardly used to control his emotions. Ricky Pointing was also aggressive during batting, even he was captaining his side. So Young Kohli not controlling emotions is not wrong. Don't compare One captain to other. Everyone will have their own style.

from:  Sarvesh Kumar V
Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 at 17:16 IST

No comments. Obey the referee's decision.

from:  ayyathan Radhakrishnan
Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 at 10:51 IST

There is a third umpire. Apart from the two on the field. Once he gives his decision there is no option other than quietly walking out. Arguing, debating on the field portrays a bad picture about the player. After all it is a game and the players to follow have to achieve the winnin target that's all

from:  N.Suresh
Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 at 09:26 IST

virat Kohli should follow Sachin Tendulkar's greatness. attitute . how to do in playground & respect umpire decision ...... because he is a emerging of indian cricket team .

from:  kishanlal pradhani
Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 at 09:08 IST

Kohli has to learn to respect umpire's decision, more so because he is the captain of the team. Has to learn from Dhoni to control his emotions.

from:  K Vijayaraghavan
Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 at 08:02 IST

I always felt that if the camera results were not too sure, the decision went in favour of the batsman. And in this case, the results were certainly quite hazy, and no wonder Kohli was not too pleased. In any case, he being the captain, should have shown more sense, and example, and not argued openly with the onfield umpire. He could have put in his report later. He has a lot to learn from Dhoni.

from:  Jack
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 23:24 IST

Recently he had a spat with well mannered Gambhir in IPL now he lost his cool in Zimbabwe...this shows that there is a serious problem with his temperament if this continues, it is sure he will be out of the team in few years he cant dream of long stint with the team. In crucial matches, many players have faced such situation. He couldnt digest it even against Zimbabwe in an ordinary ODI series. It is hightime that he should learn lesson himself or he should be suitably advised with a knock on his hot head.

from:  Faroque
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 20:55 IST

A true leader shows to the follower how to conduct oneself in difficult situations. Especially in the field of sport , respect for the umpiring decisions, it is a must. Hope Kholi would learn the intricacies before showing his resent.

from:  Ramachandran G
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 14:32 IST

No sportsmanship! As the leader of the team he should at least respect third umpire's decision.

from:  Ramachandran G
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 14:29 IST

this boy never grows

from:  Preetham
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 14:23 IST

A fine cricketer but short tempered. He has to learn a lot.

from:  Narayan
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 12:59 IST

Aggressive Virat need to understand that he is representing INDIAN NATION in zimbabwe and any incident like this would cause more harm to image of indian cricket.And he also need to groom more on how to deal with others in conflict situation,aggression is a tool which need to be used in a deliberated manner with caution.

from:  Sunny Verma
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 12:54 IST

As usual an Indian gets a raw deal. Nothing new. If an analysis is made from the time of Live Television coverage on wards we can see the number of unfair dismissals. Earlier it was worse. Further even indian Umpires were biased against Indians.

from:  kumar
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 12:36 IST

He should have walked out of the field when the umpire gave him out. This will now only earn him a ban for next ODIs.

from:  Karthik
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 12:29 IST

Kohli should not argue a decision which was confirmed by the third umpire. He should have accepted the decision with grace rather than raising tantrums which go against the spirit of the game.

from:  Albert Colaco
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 12:00 IST

The future captain to be of India should set a clear example of sportsmanship and should control his emotion even it goes against him. Jayaraman Natarajan

from:  JAYARAMAN NATARAJAN
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 11:43 IST

However great or big or indispensable player one has to abide by the umpires decision and set an example for other youngsters and cricketers all over the world to follow. It is really a sorry state of affairs that future captain of India sets up a wrong trend. JayaramanNatarajan

from:  JAYARAMAN NATARAJAN
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 11:41 IST

If its an unfair decision, decorum and etiquette take precedence.

from:  David James
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 11:13 IST

Kohli is a champion. I'm sure he had his reasons to be upset and righly so he argued.

from:  Manpreet Singh Sangha
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 10:44 IST

wtrong decision

from:  awadhesh kumar
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013 at 10:37 IST
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