Virat Kohli bursts into anger after controversial dismissal against KKR in RCB’s heartbreaking one-run loss (Watch Video)

Virat Kohli was embroiled in a heated dispute with the on-field umpires following his controversial dismissal in the IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. During the third over of the RCB innings, Kohli mistimed a full toss from fast bowler Harshit Rana straight back to the bowler. As the KKR players celebrated, Kohli immediately called for a review, convinced that the ball had been above waist height. However, replays indicated the ball was dipping, leading third umpire Michael Gough to rule the ball a fair throw due to its trajectory.

Kohli’s frustration was clearly visible as he walked back to the dugout. His expression betrayed his displeasure at the decision. According to Law 41.7.1 of the ICC Terms of Play, any ball that passes above the batter’s waist height at the popping crease, without pitching, is considered unfair and must be treated as a no-ball by the umpire. Caught and bowled, Kohli’s frustration was palpable as he trudged back to the pavilion. The slow, descending full toss had caught him completely off guard, resulting in an easy catch for the bowler. Despite his protests, the third umpire upheld the decision, leaving Kohli seething.

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In a tightly contested match in Kolkata, it was Kolkata Knight Riders who emerged victorious with a thrilling one-point win. After the match had gone in favor of both teams, Karn Sharma’s power-hitting in the final over against Mitchell Starc brought the equation down to just three runs needed off two deliveries. However, Starc caught Karn and threw Karn off the penultimate pitch, and a run-out on the final pitch secured the narrow victory for the Knight Riders.