RCB vs DC: Watch: Virat Kohli engages in VERBAL FIGHT with umpire over lbw decision

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli was involved in a heated exchange with the on-field umpire during the match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Delhi Capitals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday (May 12).

The incident took place in the second over of Delhi Capitals’ innings as they were chasing 188. On the first ball of the over, Mohammed Siraj bowled a brilliant yorker towards Abishek Porel. The DC opener managed to get his bat down in time as he pulled the ball towards third man.

The RCB players, however, were convinced that the ball had hit the shoe first and appealed for a ruling on lbw. The on-field umpire gave his decision in favor of the batsman before RCB decided to go upstairs. However, this made no difference as the third umpire also ruled against RCB.

Virat Kohli and his teammates were not at all happy with the call and the former RCB captain decided to have a chat with the referee. Both he and captain Faf du Plessis approached the referee to discuss the decision. Virat Kohli’s facial expression made it clear that he was not at all impressed with the call as he had an animated chat with the official before leaving.

Watch Virat Kohli’s exchange with the umpire:

Talking about the game, RCB were in the driving seat at the time of writing this report. DC were reeling at 63 for 4 after 7 overs with Shai Hope and Axar Patel batting in the middle order for them. Earlier in the game, RCB finished their innings at 187 for 9 thanks to Rajat Patidar’s excellent knock of 52 runs.

“Wicket had two paces when I came in. The ball was holding, especially the slower ball. I have been smarter in selecting which players to go after in the last few games. I try my best to read it from the hand. This target is defensible. We can defend ourselves easily if we bowl in good areas,” Patidar said after his innings.