Umpire vs Virat Kohli: IPL Drama You Won’t Believe!

Virat Kohli

The IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday witnessed a dramatic moment as Virat Kohli found himself in a heated argument with the on-field umpires following his controversial dismissal.

The incident occurred during the third over of the RCB innings when Kohli mishit a full-toss from KKR’s fast bowler Harshit Rana straight back to the bowler. While KKR players celebrated, Kohli immediately called for a review, claiming that the ball was above his waist and therefore, should be considered a no-ball according to ICC Playing Conditions.

However, the replays showed that the ball was dipping and would have come down below Kohli’s waist if he was standing at his normal batting position. Third umpire Michael Gough deemed it a fair delivery based on the dip in height, as per Law 41.7.1 of the ICC Playing Conditions, which states that any delivery passing above waist height without pitching is to be deemed unfair.

KKR vs RCB: Full Scorecard

Kolkata Knight Riders  (20 ovs maximum)

Phil Salt †c Patidar b Mohammed Siraj48142573342.85
Sunil Narine c Kohli b Yash Dayal1015312066.66
Angkrish Raghuvanshi c Green b Yash Dayal3480075.00
Venkatesh Iyer c Lomror b Green1681330200.00
Shreyas Iyer (c)c du Plessis b Green50365871138.88
Rinku Singh c Yash Dayal b Ferguson24162121150.00
Andre Russell not out27203740135.00
Ramandeep Singh not out2491422266.66
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 2, w 7)20
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 11.10)222/6
Did not bat: Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana 
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Phil Salt, 4.2 ov), 2-66 (Sunil Narine, 5.2 ov), 3-75 (Angkrish Raghuvanshi, 5.6 ov), 4-97 (Venkatesh Iyer, 8.2 ov), 5-137 (Rinku Singh, 13.1 ov), 6-179 (Shreyas Iyer, 17.2 ov) • DRS
Mohammed Siraj4040110.00134320
Yash Dayal4056214.0079131
Lockie Ferguson4047111.7535201
Karn Sharma403308.2573100
Cameron Green403528.7596020

Royal Challengers Bengaluru  (T: 223 runs from 20 ovs)

Virat Kohli c & b Harshit Rana1871712257.14
Faf du Plessis (c)c VR Iyer b Varun772510100.00
Will Jacks c Raghuvanshi b Russell55323945171.87
Rajat Patidar c Harshit Rana b Russell52233535226.08
Cameron Green c Ramandeep Singh b Narine64701150.00
Suyash Prabhudessai c Raghuvanshi b Harshit Rana24182930133.33
Mahipal Lomror c & b Narine43110133.33
Dinesh Karthik †c †Salt b Russell25183231138.88
Karn Sharma c & b Starc2071703285.71
Mohammed Siraj not out00900
Lockie Ferguson run out (Singh/†Salt)11200100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, w 4)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 11.05)221
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Virat Kohli, 2.1 ov), 2-35 (Faf du Plessis, 3.1 ov), 3-137 (Will Jacks, 11.1 ov), 4-138 (Rajat Patidar, 11.4 ov), 5-151 (Cameron Green, 12.3 ov), 6-155 (Mahipal Lomror, 12.6 ov), 7-187 (Suyash Prabhudessai, 17.2 ov), 8-202 (Dinesh Karthik, 18.6 ov), 9-220 (Karn Sharma, 19.5 ov), 10-221 (Lockie Ferguson, 19.6 ov) • DRS
Harshit Rana403328.2592210
Mitchell Starc3055118.3362710
Varun Chakravarthy403619.00115100
Sunil Narine403428.50112300
Suyash Sharma2033016.5022310
Andre Russell302538.33103110


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