On day 3 of the current second Test between England and India at Lords Cricket Ground in London, Team India India lost not one but two of their three reviews due to some misjudgments, mainly by the Indian captain Virat Kohli.
After being convinced by pacer Mohammed Siraj, Kohli twice selected against DRS England captain Joe Root in the 21st and 23rd over. The surprising element in both reviews was the wicketkeeper Rishabh pants tried his best to stop the Indian skipper from taking the reviews. However, Kohli accepted the DRS calls, which eventually went in favor of the hosts on both occasions.
Siraj hit Root’s tires twice through his swinging deliveries, and both times the referee did not issue it. After that, Kohli went to the DRS, but the ball missed the stump on both occasions, and India eventually lost their two reviews.
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After the failed DRS calls from India, many fans and former cricketers criticized Kohli and Siraj badly for being desperate. At the end of the day’s game, Pant talked about the comedy of mistakes and revealed what really went through while his side accepted the DRS calls.
Pant reckoned that one should take the chance, as it sometimes works and sometimes not, because that is ultimately an important part of the game.
‘We think the DRS thinks it will hit the stumps, but the repetitions end differently. We can only imagine what can happen, and we take most of our chances. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, it’s just part of the game, ‘ says Pant in the post-day press.