Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli’s Argument With umpire Virender Sharma

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Virat Kohli and Umpire IPL
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There is a lot of excitement going around cricket fans and enthusiasts. IPL Qualifiers have kicked off since yesterday with the eliminator being played today.

In today’s match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders, the RCB captain Virat Kohli was fuming while talking to the umpires. He deliberately threw the ball in anger as he argued with on-field umpire Virender Sharma. He gave three crucial incorrect decisions against the Bangalore outfit. Thanks to the aid of technology (DRS), those decisions were reversed. But unbiased umpiring is in the spirit of the game, and calling three incorrect decisions cannot be called a mere mistake.

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Kohli had earlier announced that this would be his last stint as the captain of the franchise. However, he promised that he would continue to play for the franchise. In what could be his final match as a captain, he took to the umpire Virender Sharma and let him know about the substandard level of umpiring taking place. Three LBW decisions were given against his team. 

For the third call, Virender gave a not-out signal against Rahul Tripathi when he was hit on the pads by Chahal. The hawk-eye showed that the ball was hitting the stumps. Virat was overjoyed as he vented out his frustration towards the umpire. After the over, the umpire went to Kohli for a chat. He is likely to face some repercussions. 

The first two of the three blunders happened when RCB was batting. Ahmed and Patel were both given out through LBW. The ball had hit the bat before hitting the pad, in both cases.

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Sunil Narine proved to be the X-Factor as he took a four-wicket haul in the first innings. In the second innings, his fearless batting eventually took KKR over the line. They will now face DC in Qualifier 2. Here’s how Twitter reacted.

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