Twitter erupts as Virat Kohli’s supreme ton ends in a controversial fashion

Indian captain Virat Kohli scored his 25th Test century on Sunday morning, becoming the first player to reach the three-figure-mark in Test cricket at the Perth Stadium, and celebrated in a unique manner as the swelling crowd showered him with applause.

After he confidently smacked Australia speedster Mitchell Starc down the ground to reach to his hundred, Kohli removed his helmet, put it on the ground, pointed to his bat then mimicked talking with his glove.


But Kohli’s gritty knock ended on 123 in a controversial fashion.

The right-hander edged paceman Pat Cummins to Peter Handscomb at second slip, who just managed to scoop his fingers under the ball to hold onto a low catch.


Handscomb was adamant he caught the ball, but Kohli was equally certain the ball did not carry, shaking his hand at the umpire when the catch was taken.

The on-field umpires referred it to the third umpire with a soft signal of ‘out’, meaning only a conclusive evidence could overturn the decision.

Even TV replays couldn’t show that Handscomb had held a clean catch. The third umpire went with the on-field umpire’s decision of ‘out’, leaving the Indian skipper disappointed.

Kohli walked off the ground clearly unhappy and failed to acknowledge the ovation he received for his superb ton.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

https://twitter.com/MitchJohnson398/status/1074178214413488128

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