After Virat Kohli says “Do Awaz Hai,” Rohit Sharma takes DRS. Virat Kohli was quick to run in for India vs. West Indies, and stump mics caught him saying, “Do awaaz aya hai” (I head two sounds). After confirming that they have two reviews, Rohit Sharma went for the DRS.
When the camera is on Rohit Sharma, which is quite often now since he took over as India’s limited-overs captain, it’s difficult to take your gaze away from him. He doesn’t have Virat Kohli’s intense, battle-ready face, nor does he remain almost reactionless like MS Dhoni. In fact, Rohit has his own way of reacting on the cricket field.
It all happened in the eighth over of West Indies’ innings, when Bishnoi’s slider appeared to brush Roston Chase’s pad before landing on Rishabh Pant’s gloves. The leg-spinner was up in a massive appeal, but the umpire ruled it a wide instead.
The stump mics caught Virat Kohli saying, “Do awaaz aya hai” as he ran in (I head two sounds).
“Do reviews hai na?” Rohit, who was standing near the leg slip, inquired. (We have two reviews, correct?)
“Do awaaz aya hai, main bol raha hu le le,” Kohli responded (I head two sounds, go for it).
With a cheeky smile on his face, Rohit then signaled for DRS.
After Virat Kohli says “Do Awaz Hai” in response to Ravi Bishnoi’s appeal, Rohit Sharma takes DRS.
The drama didn’t stop there. The square-leg umpire then came in to inform Rohit that the umpires were going upstairs anyway to check the stumping because Pant had also whipped the bails off. As a result, the caught behind appeal will invariably be checked, and India will not require a review.
Replays revealed that Chase had not hit the ball, which had actually rubbed off his pads. The West Indies right-hander was also safe because his foot was inside the crease.
Finally, the umpire reversed his decision to call it a wide.
India went on to win by six wickets, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Ravi Bishnoi was named Player of the Match for his debut figures of 2 for 17. India restricted the West Indies to 157 for 7 before chasing down the target in 18.5 overs, with Rohit Sharma top-scoring with 40 and Suryakumar Yadav unbeaten on 34.
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