Bengaluru In the IPL match in 2019, Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs in a match played on Thursday. This match will also be remembered for many things with displeasure over the umpiring of two captains. The last ball of the match which Lasith Malinga did, it was no ball. They were also seen on the big screen in the stadium but could not see the umpire. Virat Kohli was extremely angry after the match. They said – we are playing IPL, and these are not Club cricket.
What was No Ball Controversy?
RCB needed 7 runs for the last ball of the match. Shivam Dubey was on the strike and Lasith Malinga was the bowler. Malinga threw the ball but the umpire S. Ravi could not see that Malinga's foot went out of the line, that is, it was no ball. It is also clear on the big TV screen in the stadium. Shivam took only one run on this ball and RCB lost the match by 6 runs. If umpire Ravi gave this ball a no ball, then RCB would get one ball and one run extra, as well as free hit. And the bigger thing was on the strike AB. De Villiers Virat Kohli was very upset with this point.
Virat Kohli flares
After the match, Virat said – We are playing IPL here, there is no club level cricket match. Whatever happened on the last ball will be called silly. The umpires should keep their eyes open. It was no ball that was thrown out more than an inch. If extra ball was found then the result could have been anything else. We need to be more careful.
Rohit is also unhappy, but why?
Rohit Sharma was also unhappy with the umpiring. After winning the match, he said that such things should not be in cricket. Before Malinga's over, Bumrah had completed his over. One of his balls was called Wide and he was not wide at all. They should have seen what is happening after all. Players can not do much about this. We can come out and join hands only. It is sad to see these things but it should be expected that if we improve our mistakes, then (umpire) will do the same.