As with any sport, cricket has rules. Some are great, but others can be poor. Those that aren’t good for the game are updated as the game progresses. These rules must, however, be followed. It is about playing the game in the right spirit and making it a Gentleman’s Game. Occasionally, players and teams find a way around some of these rules. Kohli was upset about an incident that occurred during India’s Test series against England.
Currently, the five-match series is tied at 1-1. A team that wins this game cannot lose the series. In this match, the players are trying their best to gain an advantage. The rivalry has been heated both on and off the pitch.
On the first day of this fourth Test at the Oval, Virat Kohli seemed unappreciative.
Due to the swing, batsmen took guard outside the crease at The Oval. The marking was earlier than usual. Rishabh Pant, an Indian batsman, was one of them. England, however, began the practice in a slightly different way.
There was a rough/dangerous area on the pitch while the English team was batting. The English batsmen tried to mark their guard quite near it. In general, batsmen should not do this since they will step repeatedly on the pitch, disrupting play.
Kohli and co. protested, but the umpires failed to issue them a warning. King Kohli did not seem happy about this, and it should have happened.
Harsha Bhogle explains the rule in detail in the video below. India’s captain describes his disappointment.
What seems insignificant at the moment could turn into a major issue in the future. The English might be able to bowl out the Indians fairly quickly if the pitch turns or cuts in over the next three days. As a result, they can use this tactic to try to win the game and the series.
Kohli disagreed with what he was saying for the same reason. Former cricketers and pundits did not warn. Emperors are supposed to protect the pitch at all costs, but they didn’t. They stood and watched like nothing was wrong the entire time. If the pitch collapses, we will know who is to blame!