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Was Virat Kohli out or not out? IPL no ball rule explained

By Kaif - April 22, 2024 - Last updated on Apr 22, 2024 01:17 PM
Was Virat Kohli out or not out? IPL no ball rule explained

Virat Kohli Out or Not Out in KKR vs RCB Match: The 36th match of the ongoing IPL season is being played today on 21st April between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore (KKR vs RCB). Let us tell you that while batting first in this match being held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, KKR has set a target of 223 runs for victory against RCB.

On the other hand, when RCB came out to chase this target, its opener Virat Kohli was given out on a controversial no ball. Let us tell you that Harshit Rana came for KKR to bowl the third over of RCB's innings and he bowled the first ball of this over to Kohli around waist height. Kohli was out while playing this ball, and the ball was not declared a no ball by on-field umpire Vinod Seshan.

However, after this Kohli reviewed this decision of the umpire, but the third umpire also continued this decision of the on-field umpire. So after this decision of the umpire, Kohli's anger reached the seventh sky. So let us know whether Virat Kohli was out or not out and what is the no ball rule in IPL.

Was Virat Kohli out or not out?

While chasing the target, RCB had scored 27 runs in two overs. Harshit Rana came to bowl the third over. Harshit surprised Kohli by bowling a flat toss over the waist of the off stump on the very first ball. Kohli wanted to turn the ball to the on side, but he turned the bat face first and the ball took the inside edge and went straight into Harshit's hand. Kohli immediately took DRS. Kohli believed that the ball had come above the waist and it should be called a no ball. Although the TV umpire resorted to the Hawk Eye system and according to him, Kohli was given out because he had moved ahead of the crease and the ball was going deep, but Kohli was disappointed with the third umpire's decision and was seen criticizing the decision even in the pavilion.

Mixed reactions have been seen on social media regarding Kohli's dismissal. Some fans say that the umpire has given a wrong decision and Kohli was not out, while some users say that Kohli had come out of the crease, hence the umpire's decision is correct. However, during the commentary, the commentators also said that Kohli was a little ahead of the crease. that's why he was out

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IPL no ball rule explained

Was Virat Kohli out or not out? IPL no ball rule explained

Virat Kohli no ball rule explained: In IPL, no balls are given according to the height of the batsman. After Virat Kohli was out, TV umpire Michael Gough checked the height and according to Hawk-Eye tracking, if Kohli had been in the crease, the ball would have passed at a height of 0.92 meters near the waist. In this situation the ball would have been below Kohli's waist height (1.04 metres). In such a situation, TV umpire Michael Gough found the height of the ball to be below Kohli's waist height on the ball tracking scale and declared him out. However, Kohli did not seem to agree with this decision and spoke to the on-field umpire with an angry reaction. Even after leaving the field, disappointment could be seen on his face. After the match ended, Virat was seen talking to both the field umpires.

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