Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star batsman Virat Kohli left the ground furious after a controversial 3rd umpire call that dismissed Kohli for LBW in the last game against Mumbai Indians.
Virat Kohli was in-touch from the start of his innings. He was playing on 48 runs in 36 deliveries when he was dismissed by Dewald Brevis. Virat Kohli vented out his anger at the decision made by the 3rd umpire as he left the ground.
The whole incident sparked controversy across the internet with fans sharing screenshots of the ball that led to the dismissal of Virat. The Iceland Cricket Association took a dig at the umpire’s decision and tweeted that “every TV umpire should make the right call with the benefits of slow motions and replays and technology like Ultraedge.” They further offered to send in “trained umpires” for further matches, mocking the 3rd Umpire’s call.
It's not easy for on field umpires to detect inside edges or whether ball hit bat or pad first. But every TV umpire should be able to make the right call with the benefit of slow motion replays and technology like UltraEdge. @BCCI We have trained umpires ready to fly over.
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) April 9, 2022
However, Royal Challengers won the game against Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets but fans could not hold their disbelief and anger at the decision.
Here are some of the reactions:
— Aditya (@IAditya_19) April 9, 2022
One of the users put up a screenshot of the rule book pointing out the rule of “Interception of the ball” during an LBW decision. He also tagged Wasim Jaffer, Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra, and Yuvraj Singh in his tweet.
Why not third umpire follow
Assessing point 36.2.2 ???? pic.twitter.com/tkcYeF1MwW
— Dhiraj Pawar (@dhirupawar99) April 10, 2022
I urge the @BCCI to fine and ban umpires especially the third umpires for blunders and not being aware of the rules to avoid sheer embarrassment and stupidity as was the case in @imVkohli dismissal #IPL2022 #finetheumpires #preventblunders #improveumpiringstandards
— Sunit Mishra (@SunitMi46454472) April 10, 2022
— Priyank Sahai (@priyank_sahai) April 9, 2022
— Anokhe lal saxena (@paglet_saxena) April 10, 2022