“Teri maa ki ch*t,” Virat Kohli fans abuse Harshit Rana on Instagram after he takes his wicket during RCB vs KKR

“Teri maa ki ch*t,” Virat Kohli fans abuse Harshit Rana on Instagram after he takes his wicket during RCB vs KKR

After being called out on what Virat Kohli believed to be a no ball, he got into a fight with the on-field umpire and banged the bat against the boundary rope while his fans slandered Harshit Rana on Instagram

During Sunday’s IPL 2024 match encounter between the team and the Kolkata Knight Riders, Virat Kohli was involved in a decision that left him angry. The star batter approached the on-field umpires in the viral videos and was not satisfied with the umpire’s ruling. He was also seen uttering some derogatory remarks. While the decision was correct and Kohli was rightfully given out, his fans were quick to hop onto Harshit Rana’s Instagram account and berate the bowler for taking his wicket.

Virat Kohli fans abuse Harshit Rana on Instagram after he takes his wicket during RCB vs KKR IPL 2024 match

The first match of the doubleheader Sunday was between the Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The opposition was asked to bat first after Faf du Plessis won the toss. The KKR scored 222/6 in the allotted 20 overs.

In the third over of the innings, Harshit Rana bowled Virat Kohli a full toss that appeared to be an over-the-waist no ball. Kohli was not able to make contact with the ball so he got caught and bowled.

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Michael Gough who is the third empire concluded that the ball had dipped on the batter and that Kohli’s dismissal was lawful after the on-field umpire made the choice to refer the case to him.

Disappointed with the decision, Virat Kohli protested with the umpire before hitting the boundary rope with the bat. Commentator Harsha Bhogle said, “RCB have been robbed here.”

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Law 41.7.1 of the ICC Playing Conditions states that “Any delivery, which passes or would have passed, without pitching, above waist height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease is to be deemed to be unfair whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.”

If the bowler is seen making a delivery of this type then the  umpire will promptly declare and indicate “No ball.”

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Since Virat  was not in the popping crease when the delivery occurred so he said it crossed his waist. Hoever, as per the replays, the ball’s trajectory fell below his waist. The ball would have passed Kohli further below the waist if he had been standing within the crease.

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