Virat Kohli has angered Indian fans once again with a second ‘selfish’ act in as many innings.
Stuart Broad ripped through India’s middle order in an inspired spell on Sunday, propelling England to a crushing innings and 159-run victory on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s.
Bounding in with vigour and determination after replacing James Anderson at the Pavilion End, Broad dismissed captain Kohli (17) and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik (0) off consecutive balls in the second innings.
Kohli gloved a rising delivery straight to the man at short leg, but inexplicably called for a review, which showed a big spike as the ball thudded into his bottom hand.
The wasted review proved disastrous, as Karthik was adjudged lbw very next ball.
The ball appeared to strike Karthik outside the line of off stump, but the wicketkeeper didn’t review because Kohli has burned one the delivery before.
Fans were livid with the skipper over his ‘selfish’ actions.
Serves kohli well.. Guy has become too big for his shoes..was never a captain material..what with an oversized ego n arrogance..is selfish n is definitely not a team player..#BCCI needs to put him back in his place lest one can see Indian cricket going down the drain !
— Sujata Das (@Das_sujata93) August 13, 2018
INDIA lost due to the arrogant & selfish captancy Virat kohli. Ravi Shastri is like Indian Greg Chapell just dividing the team.
It doesn't matter how good you are… Cricket is a team game.
— ajay verma (@ajay7490verma) August 12, 2018
Horrible test for Kohli
1st innings Selfish run out
2nd innings took a failed review
Played 3 innings in 1 match and still failed to perform
— Cricket Pakistan (@CricPak8) August 12, 2018
#england vs india this event shows how selfish and mean this guy virat kohli is…even knowing the ball touched the bat and he is out,wastes a review shamelessly,this overconfident,oversmart guy wants to be the ultimate hero,thinks only he can score others can't👎🏼👎🏼PIGG🐖🐖🐖
— Shikhar Nigam (@ShikharN1709) August 12, 2018
— Gaurav Pathak (@itsGauravPathak) August 12, 2018
Kohli, very selfish, me, me, me, me. You know if you have hit it, just walk.
— Geoff Humphrey (@grhumphrey) August 12, 2018
Kohli is the most selfish cricketer I will ever see
— Steve Johnson (@steviej17) August 12, 2018
And it wasn’t much better in the first innings, with Kohli selling out teammate Cheteshwar Pujara in a brutal run-out.
Kohli took off after Pujara called for a quick single, before the captain turned around and ran straight back, saving his own skin but hanging his partner out to dry.
After Thursday’s opening day was washed out, England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against the world’s top-ranked side within three days.
Broad finished with four for 44 in an Indian second innings total of 130.
India, dismissed for 107 in their first innings, had needed 289 runs to make England bat again after the home side declared their first innings closed at 7-396 with Chris Woakes unbeaten on 137.
Anderson became the first man to take 100 test wickets at Lord’s when he dismissed opener Murali Vijay without scoring for the second time when India batted again. He then trapped Lokesh Rahul lbw for 10.
Broad took over from Anderson to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane, smartly caught at third slip by Keaton Jennings for 13, and then bowled Cheteshwar Pujara off his pads for 17.
After the tea interval, Anderson and Woakes combined to sweep aside the tail, with Anderson adding four wickets to his first innings haul of five for 20.
Tailender Ravichandran Ashwin again top-scored for India with an unbeaten 33.