Navjot Singh Sidhu extends support to Kohli after controversial dismissal vs KKR

Navjot Singh Sidhu extends support to Kohli after controversial dismissal vs KKR. Virat Kohli caught off a high full toss in the third over against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) has made news for several controversial umpiring rulings thus far. Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) received one such decision during Match 36 versus Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday, April 21 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

During the second over of the second innings, Kohli caught off guard by Harshit Rana’s high full toss. However, after witnessing no signal from the umpire to call it a ‘no ball’, Kohli chose to employ DRS and request that the third umpire, Michael Gough, intervene.

Much to his dismay, the RCB star was further disappointed by the third umpire. Who decided in favour of Kolkata because Kohli found out of crease when facing the delivery and also played it away from his body while it was dipping. As a result, he had to walk back to the pavilion on 18 (7), leaving his team with 27/1.

Following his dismissal, Kohli was seen furiously walking back to the dressing room. Where he engaged in a heated discussion with the on-field umpires. While the cricketing fraternity is divided on the legitimacy of the dismissal. Former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was part of the game’s Hindi commentary panel. Defended Kohli and condemned the incident as against the’spirit of the game’.

“During the 2011 Nottingham Test, MS Dhoni withdrew his appeal and recalled Ian Bell to the crease. Bell went on to score 159, but Dhoni received the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award that year. I could give you ten examples. You can’t get Virat Kohli out like that and expect Navjot Singh Sidhu to approve. I’ll never do it. It was not released, and it is not good for the “spirit of the game.” If a law is bad, it must be changed. “Laws change over time,” Sidhu told Star Sports.

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RCB lose sixth consecutive game of the season

Meanwhile, returning to the match, RCB failed to chase down the massive target of 223 runs, falling two runs short and losing despite half-centuries from Will Jacks (55 off 32) and Rajat Patidar (52 off 23). As a result, RCB suffered their sixth consecutive loss of the season and remains at the bottom of the points table, with only one win from eight matches totaling two points.

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