“Ise Virat Se Kya Problem Hai?” Netizens Lash Out At Gautam Gambhir For Supporting Nitin Menon
The Indian cricket team may have won the second test match which was played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi, by 6 wickets but there is no denying the fact that the Indian batting especially the top-order was not up to the mark and it was India’s middle and lower-order which ensured that the visitors did not get much advantage of the first innings.
The former Indian skipper Virat Kohli may have got his form back in the white-ball format but he is not able to play a big innings in test matches for a long time now. Fans of Virat are hoping to see him score a century in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 and the former skipper seemed to be in good touch in the first innings of the second test match but he was given out in a controversial manner.
In the 50th over of the Indian innings, Virat Kohli (44 runs) was given lbw out on the bowling of Matthew Kuhnemann by the on-field umpire Nitin Menon but the batter decided to go for a review as he was sure that the ball had touched the bat as well. The third umpire was not able to confirm whether the ball touched the bat first or the pad first even after watching the replays from different angles, the ball tracker showed that the ball would have touched the outer side of the leg stump because of which the third umpire upheld the decision of the on-field umpire which was out.
While majority of the former Indian cricketers including Wasim Jaffer were not happy with this decision as in their opinion, the benefit of doubt should go to the batter.
That wasn't out to me. Too much doubt in there. #INDvAUS #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/wrYGg1e1nT
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 18, 2023
If we talk about the laws of the game, then if the ball touches the bat and the pad simultaneously, it should be accepted or considered that the ball touched the bat first.
However, the former cricketer Gautam Gambhir supported the on-field umpire Nitin Menon and said that he had taken the correct decision and nobody would have talked about it if Mohammed Shami had been given out on this delivery.
This made fans of Virat Kohli very angry and they slammed the cricketer turned politician for his comment. Here are some selected reactions:
@GautamGambhir idhar dekhlo sir!!! Aap tea break mei kehbrhe the na mujhe lg rha bat first, brush krte hue aaya hai ??? And also coming to the point ki virat dressing room mei kya kr rha, esa reaction ni dena chahiye??? Aap out hote toh sbko pta hai kesa reaction aata!!!
— Ritvik (@MeelRitvik) February 18, 2023
Why is gambhir taking the side of nitin menon 😭
— shambhavi (@shaambhaviiii) February 18, 2023
Gautam Gambhir along with Virat kohli & M S Dhoni is a never ending story . Hmm 🤧 https://t.co/sgsEKFS829
— CSK (@CAPTAIN_CSK) February 18, 2023
This Gautam Gambhir is becoming a disease. Such statements, against a player of your own country, imagine the hate. According to him it was out, & it shouldn't be discussed Virat's reaction was unjustified. I mean, such a petty person, always kept grudges. #INDvsAUS#ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/9bFjaWKbEl
— Escobar1930 (@Escobar19301) February 18, 2023
#AskTheExpert Gautam Gambhir ko Virat Kohli se kya problem hai
— Ashutosh Sharma (@Ashutos62446234) February 18, 2023
@GautamGambhir except this man everybody thought its not out. Kohli's wicket could be a turning point of the match and he is saying why Indians always in favour of virat!!! Seriously… Ye bhi batana padega ise . https://t.co/Ry2cVasM1p
— Baibhab bikash (@bikash_baibhab) February 18, 2023
Gautam gambhir clearly dislikes virat !!! #ViratKohli𓃵 #BGT2023 #INDvsAUS
— Raj 🐺 (@the__choosenone) February 18, 2023
When Virat scores duck
Gautam Gambhir: pic.twitter.com/K66Q4BfYOP
— Chaako ji (@feddythechamp) February 18, 2023
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