Peter Handscomb
Peter Handscomb while claiming the low catch at second slip

India captain Virat Kohli scored a magnificent century on the third day of the ongoing second Test against Australia in Perth to keep his team in the contest. It was his 25th such score of Test career and sixth on Australian soil.

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However, the manner of his dismissal seems to have left a sour taste in the mouth of several India fans who took to Twitter to voice their disapproval.

Kohli edged on from Pat Cummins to be caught by Peter Handscomb at the second slip. The Aussies immediately began celebrating and the on-field umpire’s soft signal was out.

Handscomb took the catch real close to the turf and there wasn’t a conclusive evidence of the ball touching the ground meaning the third umpire had to upheld the on-field decision.

Kohli walked back after hitting 123 off 257 but Twitter, which was being used to wax lyrical about his innings few minutes before quickly transformed into a site where his fans began venting their collective frustrations.

Here’s how Kohli was dismissed

And here’s how users reacted to it.


He wasn’t out. Unfortunate that even after having technology we can’t make correct decisions. Visiting players in Australia suffer poor decisions, the trend continues.

Harsh (@SanghviHarshraj) December 16, 2018

As per the rule and recent history, the such close calls have generally gone in the favour of the fielding side in the absence of a crystal clear evidence.


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