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Shane Warne reacts to Virat Kohli’s Controversial LBW Dismissal


During the 1st day of play between India and New Zealand, Kohli was adjudged out by the third umpire for the LBW Appeal. The straight arm ball from the Ajaz Patel struck Kohli on his pad and the on-field umpire Anil Chaudhary, after considering for seconds, raised the finger.

Kohli immediately opted for the DRS review as he was confident that the ball has brushed the bat first. During the review, the third Umpire Virendra Sharma looked at the replay from multiple angles and eventually was not able to decipher whether the ball has hit the bat first or had brushed the bat and pad together. After much consideration, the third umpire gave not out. Kohli was in disbelief.

Now Shane Warne has given his reaction to the controversial LBW appeal. According to the former leg spinner, the batsman was ‘simply’ not out. Warne commented that while technology provides accuracy the problem is the interpretation of it and said that the ball was clearly hitting the edge of the bat first.

In his own words “This is simply – not out !!!!! We often discuss technology & its use/accuracy. The main [email protected] the interpretation of the technology. Here’s a perfect example of the ball clearly hitting the edge of the bat first.”

Kohli was NOT OUT: Michael Vaughan

The former England captain who has recently been in the news for allegations against racism also commented earlier that Kohli was ‘NOT OUT’. Both Warne and Vaughan shared the same replay angle which showed the ball hitting the bat, getting deviated, and then hitting the pad.

Commentators agreed that it was out

Simon Doull and Laxman Sivaramkrishanan were commenting during those overs and they agreed with the decision of the on-field umpire that it was close but the ball hit the pad first. And that there was no conclusive evidence which is why the umpire did not overturn the decision of the on-field umpire.

India will now look to take advantage of the score that they have achieved after a brilliant century from Mayank Agarwal. India ended day 1 on 221 – 4. The match was started late because of the rain

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