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How Saha contributed to Kohli's double century

February 10, 2017 20:32 IST

Having warmed up lately to the Decision Review System (DRS), India now have a ‘DRS Pair’ – skipper Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.

Wriddhiman Saha congratulates Virat Kohli after the Indian captain completed his double century on FridayKohli could give some credit to Saha for convincing him to go for a review on his personal score of 180, when off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz was awarded a leg before decision from the on-field umpire.

"Virat thought that he was out but I told him that you have probably stretched your front-foot more. I told him that hopefully the impact may be outside (the off-stump) and the ball had spun sharply enough to miss the leg stump. So he (Virat) took a call and was saved," Wriddhiman spoke of his role in that favourable review.

The glovesman said that Kohli saved a review for the team when he decided against going upstairs after a Taijul Islam delivery trapped him leg before.

"During the second time, I was about to ask Virat to check but he was hundred percent convinced that it was out. Also, it was umpire’s call and even if there was a chance of the delivery barely touching the stumps, it would have been out. Virat didn’t take a chance and saved a DRS for the team," he said.

Again when Bangladesh were batting, India got the wicket of opener Soumya Sarkar through a successful DRS after the on-field umpire had ruled not out.

This time Wriddhiman was unsure as to whether there was an inside edge but the skipper was fully convinced that the opener had inside edged it. Virat was vindicated when Sarkar trudged back to pavilion.

Image: Wriddhiman Saha congratulates Virat Kohli after the Indian captain completed his double century on Friday

Photograph: BCCI

 

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