IND vs ENG : Virat Kohli denigrates on Controversial Suryakumar’s dismissal in 4th T20I
After the match, Virat Kohli talked about the importance of soft-signals from the umpire
Team India’s captain, Virat Kohli, took a dig on Dawid Malan, on the controversial wicket of Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket in the fourth T20I between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Suryakumar played an amazing knock of 57 runs before getting dismissed in an unfortunate cause. Yadav stroke the ball in 14th over and Dawid Malan took a catch at fine leg.
England fielders celebrated and Malan claimed the catch, but after the third umpire examined every angle closely, the replays showed that he might have grassed it.
Although the results of the replays not being very clear, the third umpire couldn’t overturn the on-field umpire’s ‘soft signal that was out.
Ahead of India’s ODI series, a press conference was held, where Virat Kohli called the soft signals a ‘grey area’ that needs to be addressed.
“One more factor that needs to be considered is how a fielding team responds to a dismissal that’s claimed. It’s also about somewhere defining soft signals which are again, you have to question what the spirit of the game is and what those guidelines are. If things like that happen with the Indian cricket team overseas then you are talking about a different conversation of the spirit of the game and so on,” he continued.
“It is a serious, serious thing that needs to be considered because there’s a lot at stake in the future, the big tournaments and you don’t want some grey area factors in the game,” said the Indian skipper.
However, India won by the 4th T20I by 8 runs. the Indian captain was very happy for the players despite the dew factor.