Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not amused with the controversial run-out decision that led to the dismissal of Ravindra Jadeja in the first ODI of the three-match series against West Indies. Right when India were aiming for quick runs in the death overs during their innings, Jadeja was given out by the umpire under contentious circumstances.
The incident saw Roston Chase first throw the ball onto the stumps at Jadeja’s end and let out a muted appeal which the on-field umpire did not deem important enough to send upstairs. Immediately after, the broadcast confirmed the batter was short of his crease and the West Indies players appealed more passionately this time around. The decision was eventually sent to the third umpire who cut short Jadeja’s stay at the crease.
Miffed with this outside intervention leading to the dismissal of the batsman, Kohli felt help from sources outside the field should not be allowed in the context of a match.
"The thought is simple, the fielder asked 'how is that' and the umpire said 'not out'. The dismissal ends there. The people sitting on the TV outside cannot tell the fielders to then tell the umpire to review it again. I've never seen that happen in cricket,” Kohli was quoted as saying during the post-match presentation ceremony.