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Virat Kohli (AFP Photo)

Virat Kohli might be, arguably, the best batsman in the world currently but when it comes using the Decision Review System [DRS] judiciously, he might not be as skillfull.

Time and again, Kohli has been the wrong end when it comes to using the review system. On Day 3 of the ongoing fifth and final Test against England, currently underway at the Kia Oval, India used both their reviews in a blink, prompting everyone to criticise the India captain on wasting them.

As England came to bat in their second innings, India consumed both their reviews inside the first 12 overs, both when Ravindra Jadeja was bowling.

The first review was taken when Jadeja appealed for an lbw decision against England opener Keaton Jennings in the 10th over. The umpire turned it down but Kohli referred the decision. The ball-tracking technology cleared that the impact was outside the off-stump. The decision was upheld and India had used one of their two reviews.

The next came an over later. And this time, the appeal for an lbw was against Alastair Cook, playing his final Test innings for England. Likewise, the impact was outside off but it seemed Jadeja pleaed with his captain to take the review. The not out decision stayed. Kohli, later, was seen explaining something to Jadeja and kicking the turf in frustration.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has time and again expressed his admiration for Kohli, calling him the best batsman in the world in several occasions. However, on Sunday, after watching the 29-year-old squander reviews, he termed him as the worset reviewer in the world.

“Virat is the best Batsman in the World .. #Fact .. Virat is the worst reviewer in the World .. #Fact #ENGvsIND” Vaughan posted on his official Twitter handle.

 


England extended their lead to 154 at the close of play on Day 3 with Cook still batting on 46 alongside his captain Joe Root (29*).