MS Dhoni, for the nth time, saves the Indian captain Virat Kohli from facing the embarrassment of reviewing a decision from the umpire. This incident occurred during the Pink ODI between India and South Africa at Jo’burg.
After winning the toss, India posted a par score of 289 in front of the host trailing the series by 3-0. Resolute opening pair of Amla and Markram gave a solid start for the Protean.
However, Markram perished soon to an incoming delivery from Bumrah and was caught in front of the wicket.
The play was interrupted by thundershowers in between for almost a couple of hours. As play resumed, Hashim Amla faced his nemesis this tour, Bumrah, who bowled a similar incoming delivery, the third ball of the eight over.
Amla missed the in-dipper from the skitty bowler with the ball cutting Amla into the half. Bumrah thought the ball nicked off the inside edge of the bat onto the keeper and appealed vehemently.
However, the umpire ruled the decision in favour of the batsman, even though Bumrah found support in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who thought Amla nicked the ball as well.
Rohit Sharma even insisted Kohli for reviewing the decision. Kohli seemed enthusiastic about the reviewing it as well before he consulted MS Dhoni. MSD, on the contrary, thought Amla hadn’t nicked the ball, and it won’t be beneficial to take the review.
With the embarrassing record Kohli possesses regarding overruling MS Dhoni’s judgement and losing reviews, Virat Kohli decided not to take the review and save him the blushes after the replays. In the end, Dhoni was right again and lived up to the name of DRS- a.k.a. ‘Dhoni Review System’.
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Virat Kohli though was convinced that he had heard something and even consulted Rohit about going for the review.
MS Dhoni though quickly signalled to Kohli that there was no bat involved and that they shouldn’t go for a review here.
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