WATCH : Virat Kohli has a go at the umpires following a controversial dismissal


During the IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, RCB’s star batsman Virat Kohli faced a contentious dismissal. Kohli’s frustration boiled over as he got into a heated argument with the on-field umpires before storming off the pitch. Despite Kohli’s efforts to plead his case, he was eventually ruled out, sparking a significant controversy.

The incident unfolded in the third over of RCB’s pursuit of 223 runs, with Harshit Rana delivering a slow full toss that seemed to rise awkwardly towards Kohli. Kohli, in an attempt to avoid the ball, inadvertently lobbed an easy catch back to Rana. Initially thought to be a no-ball, the mode of dismissal prompted Kohli to request an immediate review.

Despite Kohli’s protestations, the TV umpire upheld the decision, prompting Kohli to express his frustration with the on-field umpires before leaving the field in a fit of anger. His actions included knocking over a garbage bin and later slamming his bat in frustration as he made his way to the dressing room.

Kohli’s disappointment was palpable as he walked back to the pavilion, displaying his frustration by knocking over a garbage bin and later slamming his bat to the ground. The controversial decision led to Kohli’s exit, igniting debates among fans and experts alike. Despite Kohli’s brief innings of 18 runs off 7 balls, RCB fell short in their chase of KKR’s formidable total of 222, with Phil Salt and skipper Shreyas Iyer guiding KKR to victory.

The controversial decision stirred discussions among fans and experts, with many questioning the umpire’s call. Despite Kohli’s dismissal, RCB continued their chase but failed to reach KKR’s imposing total. Phil Salt and skipper Shreyas Iyer emerged as the standout performers for KKR, steering their team to a triumphant win.


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