Kohli, Rohit Sharma criticize umpiring error
Virat Kohli minced no words in criticizing an error of the umpire who haven’t noticed an error at a crucial juncture that could have been the difference between a loss and victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians on Thursday March 28.
“We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call at the last ball. If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there,” said Kohli.
In a tough T20 game of IPL it would not takes chances to decide carelessly. That went down to the wire with RCB needing seven to win off the last ball, lasith Malinga ended up overstepping which was not picket as a no ball by the umpire S Ravi. It was showed on the giant screen only after the players shook hands post the game. It drew sharp criticism from both captains, and particularly Kohli.
“I just got to know when we crossed the rope. Somebody just told me it was a no-ball. These kind of mistakes are not good for the game of cricket, it’s pretty simple, the over before that. Bumrah bowled a ball which wasn’t a wide ball. Those are game-changers,” said Rohit.
Technology should be used much more often in cricket … so many front foot no-balls missed all the time in all formats and only checked on dismissal. Should be as simple as 3rd umpire telling the umpire through ear piece that a no ball has been bowled.
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) March 28, 2019