Virat Kohli needs to be given a three-match ban and he shouldn’t be allowed to play within the Ahmedabad Exams in opposition to England, stated former English cricketer, coach and commentator David Lloyd.
Writing in his column for Each day Mail, Lloyd stated: “(How can) the captain of a nationwide staff be allowed to criticise, berate, intimidate and mock an official on the pitch? Kohli definitely shouldn’t be enjoying in Ahmedabad subsequent week. (He ought to miss) the following three Exams.”
The incident Lloyd referred to occurred on Day 3, as India reviewed a not-out determination in opposition to Joe Root within the closing over of the day. Kohli reacted furiously when his reverse quantity was reprieved on umpire’s name. Replays confirmed that the purpose of impression was umpire’s name, thus saving Root.
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Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain had been amongst those that strongly criticised Kohli’s act of confronting the umpire.
Lloyd additional stated in his column that the dearth of motion from match referee Javagal Srinath “beggars perception”.
“The dearth of any motion from match referee Javagal Srinath sitting there in his good air-conditioned room beggars perception. Three and a half days and he has stated nothing,” he stated.