Nasser Hussain Applauds Bharat for Standing Firm in DRS Discussion


During the final session of the day, Smith attempted a pull shot against Shami but failed to make contact with the ball. Virat Kohli, stationed in the slip cordon, energetically appealed to the umpire. Despite Kohli’s enthusiasm, the umpire ruled it not out. Kohli, in turn, urged Rohit Sharma, the team captain, to consider a review. However, KS Bharat intervened and persuaded both Rohit and Kohli against going for the review. On-air, former commentator Nasser Hussain commended Bharat’s courage in dissuading Kohli from pursuing the review.

Apart from the initial three wickets that brought joy to the Indian camp, the Indian bowlers encountered significant struggles and failed to make a notable impact on Day 1 of the World Test Championship finale against Australia at The Oval. Despite a promising start, the pacers were unable to fully capitalize on it. Travis Head and Steve Smith exhibited exceptional cricketing skills, propelling Australia to a total of 327 runs by the end of the day’s play. Head’s unbeaten 146* off 150 deliveries and Smith’s 95* off 227 deliveries placed the Pat Cummins-led side in a commanding position heading into Day 2.

In terms of Team India, KS Bharat emerged as one of the standout performers for the Rohit Sharma-led side thus far. The wicket-keeper showcased remarkable skills behind the stumps. Securing two crucial catches, including a challenging one of the dangerous David Warner. Moreover, Bharat’s effective communication with Rohit Sharma received praise from several former cricketers.

Not easy to overrule Kohli: Nasser Hussain

“He was very tough with Virat Kohli. Not easy to overrule Kohli but that’s exactly what he did. Kohli wanted to review that but Bharat, playing in his 5th Test match, had to run to King Kohli and say ‘Nope, you got that wrong’ Brave man, but right,”

Nasser said.

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