WATCH: Virat Kohli reacts hilariously after replays confirm he took right decision of not opting for DRS

As soon as Kohli realized that he made the right choice, he burst out in laughter and gave a cheeky smile to celebrate a review that was saved by his decision.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 13 August 2021 9:58 pm

The ongoing second Test at Lord's has already produced some amazing moments on the field, ensuring a lot of entertainment for the viewers. From Rahul's batting to Anderson's bowling, the contest has produced some really exciting action on the field. Apart from some good cricket, there have also been some moments in the match, which has left everyone in splits.

There was one incident involving Haseeb Hameed and Dom Sibley on Day 1 at Lord's where both the players dived at the same time, with the confusion almost resulting in a boundary. After India were bowled out on Day 2, there was always something on the cards with Virat Kohli on the field. And as it happened, the Indian skipper certainly did not disappoint!

Was that an edge or not?

In the last over before tea, India were desperately looking for a breakthrough. England were off to a steady start with the score reading 22/0. Mohammed Shami was looking in a good rhythm and was bowling some good lines to put pressure on the English openers.

It was the 3rd delivery of the over as Shami completely bamboozled Dom Sibley with a perfect good-length ball, just outside off. The right-handed batsman was provoked to chase the delivery and in the process, he missed it as the ball went into the gloves of Pant.

Kohli takes the brave call

The Indian players made a huge appeal as they believed that the ball had taken an outside edge off Sibley's bat. Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma were not quite convinced as they looked like advising Virat Kohli to not go for the review.

There are times when the Indian captain goes with his gut-feeling and opts for DRS, despite being advised otherwise by his teammates. As a result, he does get it wrong on quite a few occasions with his referral record not too impressive. However, Kohli decided to not opt for a review this time around.

Although it was quite a close call, replays confirmed it was not-out with nothing on ultra-edge. As soon as Kohli realized that he made the right choice, he burst out in laughter and gave a cheeky smile to celebrate a review that was saved by his decision.

Watch the video here:

Although India saved the review at that time, they lost two DRS in quick succession after Tea when Joe Root survived two close calls off the bowling of Mohammed Siraj.

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