The star batsman walked back with an ironic smile on his face after a wrong decision.
Mirpur: India did beat Pakistan in the Asia Cup encounter here on Saturday but few umpiring decisions did not go down well with star batsman Virat Kohli.
The 27-year-old daredevil, who guided India to victory with a fighting 49 after Mohammad Amir’s fiery spell, personifies aggression. He ensures he expresses his emotions no matter who is at the receiving end – be it a player or an umpire.
When the umpire could not hear Khurram Manzoor’s nick to Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Ashish Nehra, Kohli – for a split second (caught on camera) – abused the adjudicator. The name he called is the most commonly used.
However, the situation toned down after Pakistan kept losing wickets.
But Amir brought Pakistan back into the match with his 3/18. At one stage, India were reeling at 8/3 with Kohli and Yuvraj in the middle.
When one run short of his 13th T20I half-century, a leg-before decision came out of an inside edge off Mohammad Sami. He was surprised.
While walking back to the pavilion with a cynical smile, he said: “F*** off.”