England vs India: Rishabh Pant Trying To Stop Virat Kohli From Taking DRS Is Pure Comedy Gold. Watch

India made a fine start to the second Test at Lord’s with openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul putting the team in a strong position on Day 1. However, India failed to cash in on their advantage on Day 2, pegged back England’s premier pacer James Anderson. Indian bowlers led by Mohammed Siraj started well as England lost two early wickets but Joe Root and Rory Burns steadied the ship somewhat to keep the hosts in the hunt. And while Siraj has proved to be more than handful with the ball, his decision-making skills when it comes to taking DRS has been quite dire. On Day 2, Virat Kohli too seemed to be swayed by Siraj’s enthusiasm and optimism, deciding to go for the review but getting nothing in return.

The second time Kohli decided to take the DRS, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant pleaded with him not to. But Kohli, who couldn’t laughing, still decided to go ahead. The entire scene made for some hilarious viewing with the video being shared numerous times on social media.

In the 23rd over, Siraj rapped England captain Joe Root on the pads. There was a loud LBW appeal from the Indian players but the umpire turned it down. A review already burned just a couple of overs back, Siraj with a sheepish grin on his face, looked to Kohli.

The Indian captain burst into laughter and looked at Pant, who was quick to tell him that not to take DRS. Not heeding the advise of his wicketkeeper, Kohli continued to see the funny side of things, and even signalled for the review.


Watch the funny incident here:

The series of events led to a meme fest on Twitter.

While India failed to get rid of Root, who remained unbeaten on 48 at Stumps on Day 2, Mohammed Shami struck for India towards the end of the day’s play, removing opener Rory Burns for 49.

In the end, England were 119 for three, trailing India (364) by 245 runs.

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