Umesh got out answering to the call of Kohli, missed the double ton


Virat Kohli was sure to have Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin as partners for 22 yards. He had no doubts about scoring 200 runs. But after Ashwin got out, Kohli tried to get some quick runs, and that’s why Umesh Yadav had to go run out.

Umesh came to bat after Ashwin got out. Australian captain Steve Smith then targeted the wickets of the Indian bowlers. Kohli was batting then. So Smith sent almost all the fielders to the boundary line. So that Kohli can easily take 1 run and go to the non-striking end. Because it is easier to dismiss the bowlers who come down to bat than Kohli who has settled down on the wicket. Kohli ran out Umesh while trying to pour water on Smith’s plan.

Umesh Yadav failed to follow Kohli, got ran out

It was the incident of the third ball of the 177th over of the Indian innings. Kohli was batting on 183. Kohli started running to get a few runs after playing Todd Murphy’s ball to the on side. Umesh also answered Kohli’s call. After finishing the first run quickly, Kohli shouted to Umesh to run for the second run. Kohli was heard saying, “Run, 2 runs will be done.”

Hearing Kohli’s words, Umesh also started running for the second run. But before he could reach the crease, Peter Handscomb’s delivery from the boundary line broke the wicket straight away. Umesh was ran out. However, Kohli can’t get the entire blame for this as Umesh was slow enough while taking the second run. His eyes were on the fielder. Umesh didn’t care how far he was from the crease. He might not have thought Handscomb’s delivery would take a direct wicket. Naturally, Umesh ran out.

The fast bowler smiled after getting out like that. However, Kohli’s face showed the regret of his teammate being out. Later he also smiled. Kohli didn’t not like the slow pace of Umesh, while sitting in the dressing room all day. Because Shreyas Iyer could not bat due to a back injury, India already had to play with one batter down. Apart from that, only Mohammed Shami was after Umesh. With no wicket in hand, Kohli wanted to complete his double century quickly. But Umesh’s slow run ruined Kohli’s plans.

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