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“Rohit, the ball hit the bat”, Virat Kohli convinced skipper Rohit Sharma to go for a DRS

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli helped team India by convincing skipper Rohit Sharma to go for a DRS. The decision went in favour of the Men in Blue as Shamrah Brooks was given out by the third umpire. 

India and West Indies locked horns with each other to play the 1st ODI game of the series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Team India opted to bowl first as the coin flipped in Rohit’s favour. The incident took place in the 22nd over of the game when leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was bowling to Shamrah Brooks. Chahal bowled a leg break which turned sharply. Shamrah Brooks went for a forward defense. The ball took the leading edge of Brook’s willow and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant completed the catch. The on-field umpire did not raise the finger. Most of the Indian players were thinking that it was not out including Pant who thought that the ball edged off his pads. 

“Rohit, the ball hit the bat”, Virat Kohli convinced skipper Rohit Sharma to go for a DRS

However, Chahal was pretty sure that it was out. He was supported by Virat Kohli who came in running and convinced skipper Rohit to opt for a DRS. Kohli was sure that the ball took a edge off the bat and not the pads. 

“Rohit, the ball hit the bat and the bat hit the pad. 100 per cent I heard the sound. I felt this was out,” Kohli was heard saying in the stump mic.  

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Rohit went for a DRS and the ultraedge confirmed that the ball took an edge off the bat. The on-field umpires were directed to change the decision and give it ‘OUT’. With this dismissal team India successfully reversed three on-field decisions in their favour. 

Shamrah Brooks walked to the pavilion after scoring 12 off 26 deliveries. The Windies were reduced to 78/6 within 22 overs. With this wicket Chahal completed 100 wickets in One Day Internationals. He earlier dismissed Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard in the game. He became the 23rd Indian to achieve this fear. He also became the fifth fastest and the second amongst spinners.


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