Disappointed at not giving the last ball a no ball against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli advised Indian Premier League umpires to keep their eyes ‘open’, which was also backed by the opposing captain Rohit Sharma.
Mumbai Indians won the match played on Thursday by six runs, but both Kohli and Rohit criticized the level of umpiring during the match. Royal Challengers Bangalore needed 7 runs off the last ball. Shivam Dubey played long on shot off Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians. Due to the disappointment of the defeat, both batsmen at the crease did not run for runs, but in the replay it was clear that Malinga’s leg was out of the crease and it was a no ball, but the umpire S. Ravi did not pay attention to it. If the umpire had called it a no ball, then the Bangalore team would have got free heat and on the strike would have experienced AB de Villiers who was in excellent rhythm and was batting on 70 runs. When this happens, Royal Challengers Bangalore could win this match.
Kohli said after the match that we are playing at the level of IPL, it is not club cricket. The umpires should have their eyes open, it was a big no-ball. It was a disappointing decision on the last ball. If such decisions come, then I do not know what is happening. The umpire should have been more alert and alert there. The special thing is that Ravi is the only Indian umpire in the ICC Elite Panel for many years. Rohit also criticized the level of umpiring during the match.
He said that to be honest, after going out of the field, I came to know that it was a no ball. Such mistakes are not good for sports. Winning and losing does not matter. This (mistake) is not good for the game of cricket.
Rohit, pointing to the second umpire of the match C Nandan, said that the wrong decision was also given against his team in the 19th over. He said that in the previous over (19th over), when Jasprit Bumrah was bowling, a ball was given wide which was not wide.