When India won the last match against England, they did not have their regular captain on the field. Kohli was seen sitting in the dugout. But why was he not present on the ground? Kohli revealed the reason in the post-match ceremony.
Why Was Kohli Unavailable?
India won the fourth T20I against England by eight runs and levelled the series. This means the last match of the series is going to be a decider. There were tense moments at the death but Shardul Thakur successfully defended the target. During the last moments of the match, India captain Virat Kohli was missing from the field. While asked about the same, Kohli disclosed the reason.
“I ran for a ball and threw it and I just aggravated my leg a little bit. Nothing serious, I should be fine for the game in a day and a half. Better than sprinting for five or six overs, because we have another game in two days and I took the smart decision of going out. I didn’t want to make it into a niggle or an injury.”
Kohli also went on to question Suryakumar Yadav’s dismissal. He questioned why there cannot be an no idea call for the field umpires. The fielder was not sure and still the umpire gave it out. The third umpire did not change the original decision and Yadav was unfortunately gone after a fine fifty.
Virat Kohli recalled an instance from the Test series and explained the situation. “There was an instance in the Test series when Jinks caught the ball and wasn’t sure. When there’s a half-and-half effort the soft signal becomes more important. I don’t know why there can’t be an “I don’t know” call for the umpires. You want these things ironed out to keep the game linear. But we want clarity on the field.”