Controversy erupted after Virat Kohli was dismissed in the second Test between India and New Zealand. From cricket fans to many former players raised questions about giving Kohli out LBW, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal also took a dig at the third umpire for giving Virat Kohli out. Kohli who was rested in the Kanpur Test. He was dismissed for zero in India’s first innings in the Mumbai Test.
Kiwi spinner Ejaz Patel dismissed him in the 30th over of the Indian innings.
Paresh Rawal tweeted cursing the third umpire, ‘Is this third umpire or third class umpiring?’ Ajaz Patel’s ball hit Kohli’s pad. Kohli was given out by the field umpire Anil Chaudhary. Kohli was confident that the ball had hit his pads first. He took DRS soon thereafter. Replays showed that the ball had taken the edge of Kohli’s bat. But it was difficult to ascertain whether the ball first hit Kohli’s pad or the bat, or whether both the things happened simultaneously. Third umpire Virender Sharma thought it appropriate to accompany the field umpire and declared him out.
Is it third umpire or third class umpiring. ,
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) December 3, 2021
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Kohli was also very angry with this decision of the umpire. He was also seen chatting with field umpire Nitin Menon Ray before going to the field. While returning to the pavilion, he also slammed his bat near the boundary line in despair. At the end of the first day’s play, the Indian team scored 221 runs for four wickets. Mayank Agarwal with 120 and Wriddhiman Saha is unbeaten on 25.