DRS or Dressing room Review System? 'I didn't say that, you did', says Kohli when asked about Smith's 'cheating' in Bengaluru Test

07 March 2017, 05:38 PM
DRS or Dressing room Review System? 'I didn't say that, you did', says Kohli when asked about Smith's 'cheating' in Bengaluru Test
DRS or Dressing room Review System? 'I didn't say that, you did', says Kohli when asked about Smith's 'cheating' in Bengaluru Test

India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday was just short of labeling the Australians cheaters in an explosive press conference after a series-levelling win in Bengaluru.

Things came to a boil between Indian captain Virat Kohli and his Australian counterpart Steve Smith when the visiting skipper tried seeking a clue from the dressing room for a DRS call after his dismissal.

Rules pertaining to the usage of DRS clearly state that ‘signals from dressing room must not be given’. It was the 21st over of the Australian second innings in the second Test here when Smith was trapped LBW by pacer Umesh Yadav.

India vs Australia Bengaluru Test: Ashwin's 25th 5-wicket haul spins India to 75-run win in 2nd Test, series level

Smith first turned to the non-striker’s end to seek an opinion and sparks flew when the umpires noticed that the batsman had turned towards the dressing room as well.

Virat Kohli, however, was far less dismissive of the event. He said that he knew of at least two other instances when the Australians sought help from those in the dressing room in the last three days.

Ashwin breaks Muralitharan's record, becomes fastest bowler to bag 25 Five-Wicket Hauls in Tests

He added that he had mentioned it to the on-field umpires about the same and that was perhaps one of the reasons the umpire Nigel Llong was able to spot Smith asking for help from upstairs.

When asked if he was saying the Australians were cheating, Kohli said ‘I did not use that word, you did’.

As it happened: India win Bengaluru Test by 75 runs, Aus lose final 6 wickets for 11 runs 


India vs Australia Test Series: Full Coverage

Also Read: R Ashwin goes past Bishen Singh Bedi's 266 Test wickets, becomes fifth highest Test wicket-taker for India

First Published: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 04:37 PM
For all the latest Sports News Download the News Nation App available on Android and iOS.