Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram feel that Kohli puts pressure on on-field umpires

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India’s star batter Virat Kohli has finally returned to his original form as he’s scoring runs in every game.

He now has over 200 runs in the marquee event in Australia and is looking hungry for more runs.

However, Kohli is facing criticism from outside for repeatedly signaling wides and no-balls to on-field umpires during games.

He has now done this for two games in the T20 World Cup, the first against Pakistan and then yesterday against Bangladesh.

Against Pakistan, in the last over, Mohammad Nawaz bowled a waist-high no-ball which Kohli hit into the stands for a six.

After hitting the shot, he quickly signaled leg umpire, Marais Erasmus to give it a no-ball.

Both Rod Tucker and Erasmus had a long discussion after which it was called a no-ball and the tide turned in favor of India.

Ashwin hit the winning runs and India successfully chased down 160 runs.

Former Pakistan skippers, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram are not too happy with Kohli repeatedly gesturing at umpires.

Says Younis,

Shakib is saying you do your batting, let the umpires do their work. He is saying the same things that we said. That if you are going to call something, you are going to put pressure on the umpire, then of course he is a big name. So sometimes umpires are under pressure.

Similarly, in yesterday’s match against Bangladesh Kohli signaled the umpire to give a no-ball when Hasan Mahmud bowled a bouncer to him.

Wasim Akram has a different take on things and a different opinion from Younis.

Says, Akram,

I think it’s a natural thing for the batsman, if they see a wide, they gesture to the umpire anyway. I don’t know the laws of today. Maybe a present player can tell us.

However, Kohli continues to rule the roost at the T20 World Cup.

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