WTC Final: KS Bharat’s bravery wins praise from Nasser Hussain for overruling Virat Kohli’s DRS call

KS Bharat has emerged as one of the standout performers for Team India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The wicket-keeper has showcased exceptional skills behind the stumps, making crucial contributions to the team’s success. His impeccable glovework was on display as he took two important catches, including a challenging one to dismiss the dangerous David Warner. In addition, Bharat’s communication with Rohit Sharma has earned him applause from former cricketers.

During the final session of day one, Steve Smith attempted to pull a delivery from Mohammed Shami but failed to connect with the ball. Virat Kohli, standing in the slip cordon, immediately appealed to the umpire. However, when the umpire turned down the appeal, Kohli sought Rohit Sharma’s opinion on taking a review. It was at this moment that KS Bharat intervened and advised both Rohit and Virat against going for the review.

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Former commentator Nasser Hussain, speaking about the incident during the live commentary, praised KS Bharat for his courage to stand up to Virat Kohli and convince him not to take the review.

“It’s not easy to overrule Kohli, but that’s exactly what he did. Kohli wanted to review it, but Bharat, playing in just his fifth Test match, had to go to King Kohli and say, ‘Nope, you got that wrong.’ He’s a brave man, but he was absolutely right,” Hussain remarked.