Virat Kohli was looking good before an unplayable delivery by Mitchell Starc got rid of him on a personal score of 14 runs. The short-of-a-length ball just picked up from the wicket, leaving Virat with no time to withdraw his hands. The ball kissed his gloves and was grabbed by Steve Smith.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar lauded Starc for bowling a difficult ball but also highlighted the batter’s bug mistake that resulted in his departure.
Gavaskar said Kohli was committed to the front foot instead of the back, giving him no time to bring his hands down.
“I agree he got a tough delivery but he should have been on the back foot knowing Starc’s habit of bowling short of a length delivery. Had he been on the back foot, he would have brought his hands down or played with soft hands to keep the ball down,” he said.
Team India’s batting order was rattled by Australian bowlers. The sub-continent team was 151/5 on Day 2 with Ajinkya Rahane and KS Bharat at the crease. Ravindra Jadeja scored an attacking fifty.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Cheteshwar Pujara were disappointed with the bat. Aussies were dismissed for 469, with Mohammed Siraj taking 4 wickets.