Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Virat Kohli was given LBW in a very contentious judgment during their match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
Virat Kohli batted brilliantly for 48 runs before being caught by Dewald Brevis. The on-field umpire ruled LBW, but Kohli quickly appealed, knowing he had edged the ball.
Virat Kohli vents out on his bat after being given out
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) dominated Mumbai Indians (MI) throughout the whole of Saturday’s (April 9) match at MCA Stadium in Pune. They restricted Rohit Sharma’s side to 151/6 after Faf du Plessis won the toss and asked them to bat, and they chased it down with seven wickets and nine balls to spare.
But, right before the match concluded, the TV umpire made a contentious call that drew a lot of attention, and it was Virat Kohli who was on the receiving end of it.
Before Rohit sent in Dewald Brevis into the attack, the RCB was in complete control of the game, requiring only eight runs off the final 12 balls. Brevis bowled a full toss on the middle stump line, which smacked Kohli’s pads.
The on-field umpires immediately dismissed him, but Kohli did not hesitate to request a DRS since he was certain there was some bat before the ball touched the pads.
The response confirmed Kohli’s suspicions since there was a clear inside edge onto the pad. The TV umpire, on the other hand, believed the opposite and asked the on-field umpire to stick to his decision. Kohli was enraged, as he was seen unloading his frustrations on his bat before leaving the field upset. Glenn Maxwell, on the other hand, helped RCB win the match with back-to-back boundaries in the next two balls.
— Addicric (@addicric) April 9, 2022