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Wrong no-ball call leaves Kohli fuming

Wrong no-ball call leaves Kohli fuming

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli stormed into the match referee's room and hurled abuses at him following his team's six-run defeat against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter.

With seven needed off the last ball, umpire S Ravi failed to notice a no-ball delivered by MI’s Lasith Malinga to RCB’s Shivam Dubey, who could only score one off it to hand MI the win.

Virat Kohli soon realised what had happened and was visibly furious. “We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket,” he told Ian Bishop in an on-field interview soon after.

“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,” he added.

Had it been a free-hit, AB de Villiers batting on 70 would have faced the last ball with five needed to win.