In the 7th Match of IPL 2019, an umpiring howler off the last deliver cost Royal Challengers Bangalore a huge cost, against Mumbai Indians.
Just by a difference of six to take the game into Super Over, Lasith Malinga’s final delivery to Shivam Dube was a no-ball that was unfortunately or intentionally missed by the on-field umpires as RCB managed 181 for 5 in reply to 187 for 8 by Mumbai Indians.
To Virat’s surprise, both umpires C Nandan and ICC Elite Panel’s S Ravi bungled completely, leaving Virat in despair and anger.
The aggravated Virat Kohli later came down heavily on ICC Elite Panel Umpire S Ravi after the final delivery of the match bowled by Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga turned out to be a ‘no-ball’, which was not awarded to the losing team.
More importantly, winning captain Rohit Sharma was also critical of umpiring standard during the match. “How can the umpire ignore a clear No Ball, It’s not a club match, its IPL” Said Virat