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Virat Kohli confronts the umpire after the match over his controversial dismissal

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Virat Kohli’s controversial dismissal in the IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens sparked much debate. The competition took place on Sunday April 21.

Virat Kohli expressed his displeasure over the decision that led to his dismissal during the IPL 2024 match against KKR. The batter was visibly furious and thought the decision was wrong. He got into a heated argument with the referees at the Eden Gardens.

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Virat Kohli confronts the umpire after the match over his controversial dismissal

Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Harshit Rana threw a high full toss, and Virat Kohli had already moved forward to play the shot. However, when the ball made contact with his bat, it rose and was caught by the bowler himself. The umpire promptly raised his finger, signaling Kohli’s dismissal.

Despite the on-field decision, Virat Kohli immediately opted for a review, confident that the delivery was above hip height and therefore a no-ball. However, while watching the replays, the third umpire noted that the ball was sinking, and if Kohli had been in his crease, it would have been below his waist.

However, Kohli remained unconvinced and visibly frustrated with the decision, which led to him getting into a heated argument with the umpire. As he walked back to the pavilion, he heard him mumbling and walked away, shaking his head in disbelief. Even in the dugout, he seemed shocked by the way he was dismissed.

Amid ongoing discussions about his dismissal, a new video has gone viral on the internet, showing Virat Kohli having an animated conversation with the umpire near the dressing room after the match. In the clip, the official is seen explaining the reasons behind Kohli’s dismissal, providing clarity on the decision.

The reviews confirmed Kohli’s dismissal and showed the ball was below hip height. His early wicket hurt Royal Challengers Bangalore, who fell just one run short. Kohli finished his knock after scoring 18 runs off 7 balls at a strike rate of over 257, including 1 four and 2 sixes. Despite losing wickets regularly, RCB fought hard but ultimately could not win the match.

Watch the viral video here:

RCB captain Faf du Plessis shared insights into Virat Kohli’s dismissal after the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. He revealed that both he and Virat believed the ball was above waist height, but acknowledged the importance of adhering to the rules. He said:

“It was crazy, rules are rules, Virat and I thought the ball was higher than the waist (after Kohli’s dismissal), I think they measured from the popping crease, one team thinks it’s high, it others do not. That’s how the game goes sometimes