Ahead of the 5th test match against England, team India is playing a 4-day practice match against Leicestershire. After Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss & opted to bat first, the Indian batters displayed a disappointing performance. Although Virat Kohli and KS Bharat showed grit and helped India cross the 200-run mark.
During this, Virat Kohli was seen in an excellent form as he played his trademark cover drive & pull shot, and it seemed like the former captain was in the mood for a big knock. However, Leicestershire pacer Roman Walker didn't let Virat perform to his full extent and dismissed him LBW. However, Virat Kohli seemed rather unhappy with the umpire's decision and even engaged in an argument with the umpire for a bit.
After the ball brushed Virat Kohli's pads, the fielding team went up in an appeal. After taking a bit of time, the umpire raised his finger. Virat seemed confused and unhappy with this decision and started staring at the umpire. The batter was confused as to why he was given out. The batter was even seen displaying his discontent in actions towards the umpire.
☝️ | Kohli (33) lbw Walker.@RomanWalker17 strikes again! This time he hits the pads of Kohli, and after a long wait the umpire's finger goes up.— Leicestershire Foxes (@leicsccc) June 23, 2022
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Since this was a warm-up game, no DRS facility was available and Virat Kohli had to walk back to the dugout. While talking about the match, after losing the top order in a jiff, KS Bharat held the crease as he remained not out on 70* at stumps on day 1. India are at 246/8 where Bharat is partnered with Shami (18*) at the crease. This match is being played at Grace Road, Leicester.