There is no doubt that Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen to have graced the gentleman's game. But, when it comes to his efficiency in the Decision Review System (DRS) department, his skills as skipper has placed doubts in a minds of few.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been vocal about his admiration for Virat Kohli, but this time he had some harsh words for the Indian skipper. After watching Virat Kohli squander decisions on the field during the fifth Test at the Oval, Vaughan termed the Indian run-machine as the 'worst viewer in the world'. Here's the tweet
On many occasions, Virat Kohli has been at the wrong end while making use of the review system. A recent testament to this fact was during the ongoing fifth Test match against England, which is currently underway at the Kia Oval. India wasted both their reviews which have prompted many fans to criticize the decisions of the Indian cricket team skipper. When England came in to bat for the second innings, India used up both their reviews inside the first 12 overs, and both of them came while Ravindra Jadeja was bowling.
The first review was taken when Jadeja appealed for an lbw decision against England opener Keaton Jennings. The umpire had dismissed Jaddu's shoutout for a wicket, but he seemed convinced that the ball was hitting the stumps. The ball tracking technology later revealed that the ball way outside the off stump and India had already lost their first review.
The second incident came few overs later, and this time the Indian all-rounder had appealed for an lbw decision against Alastair Cook, who is playing his final Test match in England colors. Ravindra Jadeja pleaded to his captain to take the review and the same story repeated again!
Barring this incident, Ravindra Jadeja has enjoyed an outstanding game so far starring with the ball and bat. The left-hander marked his return to Test cricket in style by claiming four wickets in the first innings and hammering an unbeaten 86 which consisted of 11 fours and 1 six.
The ICC took this opportunity the applaud this valiant effort of the Indian all-rounder by referring the 29-year-old as "Sir". But as it seems, ICC calling Ravindra Jadeja as 'Sir' was not taking down well by the Indian fans. The ICC Tweet has received severe backlash from the Indian fans, with some stating the account was run by an India, while some were off the opinion that cricketer didn't deserve such an address.