Kohli-Saha's success in DRS

Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha, on several occasions in India's one-off Test against Bangladesh, have made the right guesses in using the Decision Review System.

Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha congratulate each other after the second day's play in India's one-off Test against Bangladesh.   -  AFP

Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha are becoming the Indian team's Decision Review System (DRS) experts. The skipper and his stumper seem to complement each other while going for the referrals.

During the second day's play, when Kohli was given out LBW on 180, Saha persuaded him to go for a review. The Indian skipper went on to make a record fourth double hundred in as many series.

"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," recounted Saha.

He said that Kohli saved a review for the team when he opted against DRS when he was given out LBW on 204 off Taijul Islam.

"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.

When Bangladesh batted, India got the wicket of opener Soumya Sarkar by DRS after the on-field umpire had ruled him not out.

This time Saha was unsure whether there the ball delivered by Umesh Yadav took Sarkar's inside edge but Kohli was fully convinced.

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