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Kohli bats for captains’ call on wide ball review in T20s

India skipper Virat Kohli has suggested that captains in T20 cricket should be given the authority to review wide ball and waist-high full-toss from on-field umpires.

“As a captain, I would like to have the ability to review a wide which could be a wrong call or a waist-high full toss which could be a wrong call,” Kohli told KL Rahul during an Instagram chat session on Wednesday.

“Historically, we’ve seen how these small things can affect the game in a fast-paced T20 format and high-profile tournaments like IPL,” he added.

Kohli’s comments come in the aftermath of a controversy involving MS Dhoni during the Chennai Super Kings’ match against SunRisers Hyderabad in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

During the 19th over of SRH’s chase of 168 on Tuesday evening, both Dhoni and bowler Shardul Thakur expressed their disappointment after umpire Paul Reiffel stretched his arms to signal a wide being faced by Rashid Khan. Following Dhoni’s miffed gesture, the umpire then seemed to change his mind and decided not to call the wide.

Reiffel put his arms down looking at the CSK captain’s reaction and declared it as a fair delivery. are India's largest independent news outlet and now Working in direct partnership with to bring you the future of cricket and to keep you informed of the latest happenings in sport.

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