Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta reckoned Virat Kohli would be upset with himself for his dismissal on Day 4 at Lord’s as England once again exploited his weakness outside off stump. Virat Kohli was out for 20 in India’s second innings as he edged a Sam Curran delivery to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.
Having already set the Indian captain up with an inswinger, Curran angled one across him; the ball on pitching further seamed away, to which he went fishing outside off stump and nicked it.
Deep Dasgupta observed Virat Kohli’s front foot didn’t move as closer to the ball as it should have. He feels that the Indian skipper’s wicket is of huge significance as to the position of the match.
“Virat Kohli won’t be happy with himself. That was really outside off stump, almost a fifth stump. His front foot did not reach the line of the ball and he’s feathered it. A huge wicket for Sam Curran and for England. That is massive in the context of this Test,” Deep Dasgupta said while speaking on BBC’s Test match special.
Sam Curran’s over the wicket angle has done the trick: David Lloyd
Former England cricketer and now a renowned commentator David Lloyd felt Virat Kohli should have left that ball as it was moving away from him all the time.
He also lauded Sam Curran for coming to over the wicket from round the wicket, which he had started with.
“It’s significant. Almost a lap of honour [from Curran]. It’s outside, does Kohli have to play? No, he doesn’t. He feels for it. Sam Curran was probing around the wicket but over the wicket has done the trick. He’s off on one!” Lloyd said on Sky Sports.
WHAT A MOMENT!! 💥
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