Virat Kohli was seen fuming at umpire Virender Sharma, after the latter had ruled Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rahul Tripathi not out on a leg-before appeal off Yuzvendra Chahal, during the IPL 2021 Eliminator on Monday. The discussion occurred after Tripathi was ruled out after a DRS reversal.
Yuzvendra Chahal had Rahul Tripathi caught within his crease on a wrong one that sneaked in and struck the batsman’s pad. The bowler and wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat went up in unison, but umpire Virender Sharma, who was already asked by the third-umpire to change two of his decisions, turned down the appeal, presumably thinking that Tripathi had inside edged it.
Replays however indicated otherwise, and RCB had their second wicket while defending 138/7. Kohli however, was seen having animated discussion with Sharma, with Chris Gaffaney, the other on-field umpire too, being a part.
The wicket didn’t prove to be of much significance in Kohli’s last game as RCB captain, as his side went down to KKR by 4 wickets to bow out of IPL 2021.
SUMS UP THE DAY FOR RCB!
PRESSURE OF AN IPL ELIMINATOR!
Virat Kohli and Srk Umpire pic.twitter.com/K5rXmsHrl8— Yash Jain (@cskwinipl2021) October 11, 2021
3 BAD DECISIONS!
WHAT WAS THAT!
#RCBvKKR Umpire #Virendher has been given 3 Wrong Decisions against #RCB— Naresh Mangeyi💙 (@ImMangeyi) October 11, 2021
Never seen a such a Worst #Umpire
Dear #BCCI don't play with this type of #Umpire in Decider matches like eliminater and Final
#RCBvKKR #ViratKohli #IPLinUAE
NOT WHAT RCB WOULD HAVE WANTED!
@perrieisthecure he has something against Rcb 😂😂😂😂it's three back to back bad decision today.. Rcb took 3 review.. All right... And if u remember he was same umpire who didn't give no ball against mi of last ball of malinga and rcb lost that match..#RCB#RCBvKKR#ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/OOquvJOVM5— Vishal Singh (@fans4AlexZverev) October 11, 2021
I don't give a damn about cricket ethics and spirit.. that umpire deserved that hearing from Virat Kohli.— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion__Sub) October 11, 2021