Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was left fuming at some of the decision making from the on-field umpire Virender Sharma in the eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. In the first innings, a loophole in the law disallowed RCB two runs after two terrible calls from Virender Sharma were overturned by RCB batters, but the current dead ball law means that runs taken after a player review don’t count even if it was the umpire making the error and the decision was overturned to ‘Not Out’.
As though that weren’t enough to turn off Kohli, another incident in the KKR run chase put the umpiring in focus again. A Yuzvendra Chahal googly had Rahul Tripathi trapped right in front of the stumps, but Virender Sharma denied the leg before appeal. An animated Kohli was seen enquiring with wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat and Chahal about whether there was an edge and reviewed the call immediately after.
Replays showed Tripathi was plumb in front with all three reds popping up. The KKR No.3 batter was on his way and RCB celebrated, but Kohli wasn’t still too pleased. Even as Nitish Rana took guard and played out a couple of balls, the broadcast showed a miffed Kohli constantly shaking his head and muttering to himself.
He was seen remonstrating with the umpires soon after and threw the ball in disgust at the pitch after a brief discussion before going over again to discuss with the umpire about the decision.
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The series of errors turned the RCB skipper off and it was evident that he wasn’t quite pleased with how things panned out in the game, especially with all errors from the umpire going against RCB.