The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League got its second moment of controversy when a controversial ball from Lasith Malinga helped the Mumbai Indians register a victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- RCB needed 7 runs from the last ball when Lasith Malinga overstepped but the referee failed to spot the no-ball.
- The mistake by the referee has already garnered criticism from people all over the country.
- But according to Times Now, soon after MI registered the victory and the big screen in the stadium showed Malinga overstepping, RCB captain Virat Kohli was seen barging inside the match referee’s room and shouting expletives.
- It is reported that Kohli told the match referee that he didn’t care if he was penalised for violating the code of conduct.
- Kohli expressed his disappointment during the presentation ceremony.
“We are playing at IPL level, not club cricket. That is just a ridiculous call off the last ball. The umpires should have their eyes open, it was a no-ball by an inch… They should have been sharper and more careful out there”
- Mumbai Indian captain Rohit Sharma gave his views on the incident.
“Honestly, I just got to know after crossing the rope that it was a no-ball. These kind of mistakes are not good for the game.”
These are truly not acceptable at such a huge level. Hard luck Bangalore!