Kohli goes berserk over costly IPL call

Kohli goes berserk over costly IPL call

Kohli goes berserk over costly IPL call

During the seventh match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians at Bengaluru, Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs to register first win in IPL 2019.

Ravi couldn't spot a no ball bowled by Malinga off the last delivery with RCB needing six runs to take the game to Super Over. The umpires did not call out the no-ball of Lasith Malinga.

Making matters worse, AB de Villiers would have been on strike for the final ball if the error had been picked up and he would have been odds on to come up with a big play considering he was unbeaten on 70 off 41 balls.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav and Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper).

Kohli, who was fuming after the replay was flashed at the Chinnaswamy, said, "We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket". The equation was finally down to 17 off the last over and seven off the last ball. The umpire's should have had their eyes open. It would have been a completely different game altogether.

"So if it's a game of margins, I don't know what's happening. They should have been sharper and more careful out there".

Rohit spoke sharply of the incident at the post-match press conference as well, saying such mistakes were "not good for the game".

Cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones sarcastically suggested having "another umpire on the ground to call no balls".

"There's a TV up there, they have to watch what's happening". "The players can't do much about it. but I hope they can rectify their mistakes like we do. We prepare so much to win games and tournaments and those kinds of mistakes are not acceptable". "I got out at a wrong point of time". "It should've been a no-ball and it should've been a Free Hit". "We can fly drones".

"Maybe the umpire should have called it, but maybe you take it (the call) away from the umpire". Malinga was out of the crease while bowling his last delivery which led into Mumbai's win.

In reply, RCB's top order started solidly as Parthiv Patel (31 from 22) and Kohli (46 from 32) set a strong platform. Both the games came to an end due to rain interruption when his team was few runs behind on the D/L par score.

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