Virat, I thought the ball was higher than the waist: Du Plessis

Kolkata, Apr 21: Royal Challengers Bengaluru skipper Faf du Plessis on Sunday expressed his disagreement with the decision to extradite Virat Kohli after the latter was caught by Harshit Rana off his own bowling for a hip-high full toss.
The Hawk-Eye system that measures no-balls for length came into play here when Kohli was dismissed for a seven-ball 18 during RCB’s chase of 223 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“It was crazy, rules are rules. Virat and I thought the ball was higher than the waist (during Kohli’s dismissal). I think they measured it from the popping crease, one team thinks it’s high, the other doesn’t. That’s how the game goes sometimes,” Du Plessis said during the post-match presentation ceremony. The delivery, which appeared to fall on the batsman, was just above Kohli’s waist when he made contact with the ball. was just outside the crease at the time. Then TV umpire Michael Gough checked the height and according to Hawk-Eye tracking, the ball would have passed Kohli’s waist at a height of 0.92 meters had he been standing upright at the crease. In that position, Kohli’s waist was measured at 1.04 metres, meaning the ball would have passed below the batsman’s waist had he been standing inside the crease. In that case this would have been a legal throw and the Gough had to call the ball based on the available height reference.
Kohli, however, was having none of it as he left the field an excited man after an animated conversation with the on-field umpire. The frustrated Kohli angrily knocked on the waste bin near the away team’s dressing room. (PTI)