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Virat Kohli: Umpire’s decision: Rana on Kohli’s dismissal | Kolkata News

Kolkata: Was Royal Challengers Bengaluru mainstay Virat Kohli at full toss for Harshit Rana on Sunday? While the debate rages on whether it was a legal delivery, the Kolkata Knight Riders pacer does not want to be caught in the crossfire. “It was the umpire’s decision, what can I say,” Rana said after their last-ball victory at the Eden Gardens. “All I can say is we were very happy with his wicket.” Kohli was quite furious after being ruled out. The third umpire was of the opinion that if the batter was out of his crease, the ball would have passed just below his waist. Incidentally, KKR batsman Andre Russell had survived in a similar situation during their innings. RCB skipper Faf du Plessis said during the post-match presentation that he too felt the ball was above Kohli’s waist. Rana felt that apart from Russell’s over, in which he dismissed Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar, their bowling at the death was the reason for their victory. “RCB needed around 52 runs in the last five overs and our bowlers did very well to control the runs,” he said. “That made a huge difference.” The wicket became easier to hit as the game progressed, and the KKR bowlers used the slower delivery to good advantage. Because the teams scored above 200 so often, Rana felt that no target was safe. “Batters are doing so well that nothing seems safe,” he said. In fact, he couldn’t help but feel sorry for his fellow bowlers.

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