Who is umpire Michael Gough who gave Virat Kohli out after no ball review, bio, age, wife, salary and stats

Who is umpire Michael Gough who gave Virat Kohli out after no ball review, bio, age, wife, salary and stats

Here is all you need to know about cricket umpire Michael Gough including his age, salary, bio and more 

Cricket umpire Michael Gough is center of attention of the fans currently following the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Fans are not convinced with the controversial decision towards Virat Kohli. He had to take a heated call during a crucial match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. While trying to chase 223 runs, Faf du Plessis and Kohli batted brilliantly, but the Indian batter was dismissed on the first ball of the third over.

Who is cricket umpire Michael Gough who gave Virat Kohli out after no ball review, bio, age, wife, salary and stats

Kohli was hit by Harshit Rana’s delivery full, and the bowler himself comfortably collected up a leading edge. Although many saw it to be over waist height, Michael Gough, the third umpire, declared Kohli out when the umpires asked for a review.

Fans are now going crazy on internet against the umpire following his decision against Kohli. A user wrote, ” Michael Gough – This is The 3rd a umpire. RIP Umpiring This is clearly a No ball.”

Another wrote, “TV umpire was Michael Gough, he has always been the enemy of Virat Kohli, what to expect!”

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Another fan calling it a “poor umpiring”:

The umpiring has been very poor I’ve never seen such bad umpiring before What can we say further about this? In this day and age no matter how much technology you give to umpires they still don’t know how to umpire properly @IPL #ViratKohli𓃵
Bahut hi Poor Umpiring Michael Gough.”

So, who is this umpire who is under fire and causing alot of stir on the internet? Let us have a look:

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Who is Michael Gough?

Michael Gough is an English cricket umpire who was born on December 18, 1979 in Hartlepool, County Durham, England.

A look at Michael Gough’s career

Michael Gough is also a former cricketer who was a right-arm off-break bowler and a right-handed batsman. As a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, Gough officiates international matches on behalf of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

He began officiating international matches in 2013 and has refereed numerous Twenty20 Internationals and One-Day Internationals since then. On July 28, 2016, he officiated his first Test match, which was between New Zealand and Zimbabwe, at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

In April 2019, he was announced as one of the sixteen umpires to officiate matches during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He won the ECB Umpire of the Year award for an amazing eight years in a row starting in 2010.

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Michael Gough salary per match: T20 $3,000, Test $5,000, T20 $1,500, ICC events $3,000, Annual earnings $100,000

Michael Gough’s wife

Michael Gough is married to Charlotte Gott. The two reportedly got married in 2006.

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