New Delhi. In the Eliminator match of IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB vs KKR Eliminator) by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare. With this defeat, RCB was out of the tournament and as captain Virat Kohli’s journey with this team came to an end. In this match, Kohli got into an argument with on-field umpire Virender Sharma over a decision. This incident happened in the seventh over of KKR’s innings. This over was bowled by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Rahul Tripathi was on strike.
Rahul could not read Chahal’s googly properly and the ball hit his pad directly. RCB players made a strong appeal for LBW. But the umpire declared Rahul not out. But Kohli asked the wicketkeeper whether the ball was directly on the pad. Kohli took the review as soon as he got the green signal from the wicketkeeper.
Umpire had to change after review
In the review, Chahal’s ball was seen hitting the middle stump directly. On seeing the replay, the players and captain of RCB were convinced that Rahul Tripathi was LBW. After this the field umpire Virender Sharma had to change his decision and he declared Rahul out. That’s it, as soon as Rahul returned to the pavilion, Virat reached the umpire and started arguing with him about the decision. The displeasure was clearly visible on Kohli’s face. The two talked for a long time.
Umpire Virender Sharma had to change decisions 3 times in the match
The good thing is that this dispute between Virat and umpire Virender Sharma ended with a smile. This was the third time in this match, when umpire Virender Sharma had to change his decision. Earlier, even during RCB’s batting, two of his decisions were proved wrong.
Gavaskar did not like Virat’s behavior
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was doing commentary in this match, did not like this style of Virat Kohli. He said during the commentary that if the umpire had gone to explain to the RCB captain then it was wrong. Because they didn’t need to. Then whether their call is right or wrong. Many Twitter users also targeted Kohli for this behaviour.