Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket. And when it is Steve Smith, trapped lbw, chasing just 187, the Indian skipper leaps even higher in the air.
But what happens when he looks around and sees his Aussie counterpart try to ask his dressing room if he should use the lone DRS appeal in the team’s kitty?
There are facial expressions never seen before.
Here’s taking you through exactly what transpired in the middle, in Australia’s 21st over:
Australia were 74/4 in the final innings, alien conditions as far as they were concerned. So far this series, at least.
But just then, Umesh Yadav added another negative mark to his hosts’ report card. Steve Smith trapped lbw. The umpire raised his finger.
The team was celebrating. India had the big wicket. The world’s number 1 Test batsman and the captain of the opposition, Steve Smith had been sent packing.
Virat was at his animated best.
That’s till he turned to wave goodbye to his counterpart.
Did Virat just catch Steve Smith asking his dressing room for help?
Australia after all had already wasted one appeal on David Warner. Was this worth a shot?
Not if Virat Kohli is involved. Even before Smith got a reply from his dressing room, Virat was charging towards...
Virat needed his two most important men on the field(at that moment) to know what was going down.
Rules of the DRS, after all, clearly state that 'signals from dressing room must not be given'.
The umpires though had also caught Smith’s gestures and made him walk back to the hut.
Virat Kohli... rescuing his day... seeing the back of Steve Smith.