Positive Side of WTC Final for India
On the opening day of the World Test Championship final at The Oval, India had very little to celebrate as Australia took control with to some outstanding batting from Travis Head and Steve Smith. Indian bowlers worked extremely hard, but only three wickets dropped. The play of India’s wicketkeeper, KS Bharat, was one positive aspect of the game. His selection as the wicket-keeper over Ishan Kishan attracted a lot of attention. He made some excellent catches and assisted the team in making a successful DRS call.
Kohli Was Asked to Decline
When Virat Kohli thought Steve Smith had edged Mohammad Shami, Kohli pleaded for a caught-behind because there was noise as the ball passed the bat, but the on-field umpire did not buzz. Then, Bharat persuaded Kohli to decline the DRS. He insisted on refusing a DRS, former England captain Nasser Hussain even referred to him as a “brave man.”
KS Bharat Shown His Guts in the Final
Kohli was dealt with harshly by Bharat. It’s difficult to overthrow Kohli. Bharat, who was playing in his fifth Test, had the guts to stop Kohli from asking for a review by declaring, “No, you are wrong.” Hussain stated, providing commentary, “Brave dude.
When asked by fellow commentator Justin Langer if Virat Kohli could be challenged, former India head coach Ravi Shastri offered his opinion, responding, “If it was anybody else, he would have been half as outspoken. In reality, it was Cheteshwar Pujara who had to tell Virat to “calm down.”
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