New Delhi: Team India’s successful tour of Sri Lanka ended on Wednesday with the visitors winning the one-off T20I by seven wickets. Virat Kohli’s 82-run knock in the chase was the highlight of the day. However, after the match, a video of toss has emerged which became a major talking point.
The video showed that during the toss, there seemed to be a misunderstanding between the match referee Andy Pycroft and presenter Murali Kartik.
Sri Lanka’s captain Upul Tharanga tossed the coin and Kohli called it “heads”. As Pycroft checked the coin, it seemed he had said “tails, India”, pointing towards Tharanga. As Pycroft said India, Kartik might have assumed it’s a heads and proceeded to have a talk with Kohli straightaway while the match referee looked confused and befuddled.
Kohli decided to field first as Sri Lanka scored 170/7 in 20 overs and India chased down the target in 19.2 overs losing just three wickets in the process.