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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 04:03 AM IST

We’re a little surprised by on-field call: Jasprit Bumrah

India's batsman Virat Kohli (C) and teammate Rishabh Pant (L) watch a replay as Kohli is dismissed by Australia on the third day of the second cricket Test match in Perth on December 16, 2018. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- |

India's batsman Virat Kohli (C) and teammate Rishabh Pant (L) watch a replay as Kohli is dismissed by Australia on the third day of the second cricket Test match in Perth on December 16, 2018. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- |

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Perth: India were ‘surprised’ at the on-field umpire’s call that led to skipper Virat Kohli’s controversial dismissal but the team has moved on and is focussed on restricting Australia to a low score in the second Test, pacer Jasprit Bumrah said on Sunday.
Kohli’s dismissal triggered a controversy after Peter Handscomb took the catch at second slip off Pat Cummins’ bowling and on-field umpires deferred to the third umpire with a soft signal of out, meaning only conclusive evidence could overturn the decision.

However, TV replays were not sufficient enough to overturn the decision, which left the Indian fans and Kohli disappointed as the skipper walked off the ground without acknowledging the ovation for his superb innings of 123. “We were a little surprised by the on-field call but now that it’s been done means it’s been done. We will move forward with the game. That’s about it,” said Bumrah when asked about the controversial decision.

Talking about Kohli’s knock, Bumrah said, “Obviously, we were in a bit of bother at the start (of the day), and then the way he played, the way he carried his whole innings was infectious.  “He has been doing all the time and he is an inspiring leader. He leads from the front. So, it’s a good thing for the team and hopefully he will keep doing it in future as well.”

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The hosts finished day three on 132-4 and took an overall 175-run lead in the second Test. Bumrah said that they would want to restrict Australia to as few runs as possible on day four. “Tomorrow the first session will be important. We want to take early wickets, so it will restrict the total to as less as possible and that will help us to chase it in the fourth innings.”

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Published on: Monday, December 17, 2018, 09:21 AM IST
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