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“Why There Can’t Be an “I Don’t Know” Call for the Umpires?”, Kohli on Dismissal of Sky

Why There Can't Be an "I Don't Know" Call for the Umpires? Kohli on Dismissal of Sky
Image Source: Virat Kohli Official Twitter (@imVkohli)

Virat Kohli questioned Suryakumar Yadav’s dismissal in the fourth T20I that gave birth to controversy. Kohli said he does not understand why the on-field umpire has to give a soft signal as out when the fielder himself is unsure about taking the catch.

Kohli on Controversial Dismissal

Suryakumar Yadav innings helped India take the score to 185 for the loss eight wickets. His 57 helped India take charge of the first half of the match. However, his dismissal was controversial as the catch claimed by Dawid Malan in the 14th over of Indian innings. The ball did not seem to have touched the ground. The on-filed umpire gave it out and the third umpire did not overturn the call.
Speaking on the same, Virat Kohli said, “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.”

Kohli on Controversial Dismissal
Image Source : Virat Kohli Official Twitter (@imVkohli)

Kohli on Sky

He however did not forget to mention about the innings from ‘SKY’. “A tough game against a top side and the dew factor was massive. A few instances in the middle were strange, but 180-plus was what we were looking at, and a special mention to SKY. The Guys in our squad are confident heading into the IPL. Shardul Thakur turned it around but our Powerplay kept them in check.”

In the presentation ceremony the skipper also told that they loved it how Suryakumar Yadav stamped his authority from the beginning. “It’s not easy to walk in at three and start like that, we were stunned by that start [from SKY], he stamped his authority, big credit to these youngsters, coming in and grabbing the opportunities, you set your standards high, and Hardik Pandya bowling his four overs in the way that he did augurs very well,” Kohli further said.

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