Virat Kohli Out: Why Virat Kohli was accused of dishonesty, questions raised on sportsmanship

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Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore expected Virat Kohli to play a brilliant innings against Mumbai Indians. But this veteran batsman was already dismissed on the fifth ball of the first over. Jason Behrendorff made him his victim. But after getting out, Virat Kohli has again come under the target of critics. This time questions are being raised on his sportsmanship.

Virat Kohli wanted to play a big shot on the fifth ball of the very first over but the ball took the edge of his bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan. Mumbai appealed and the umpire did not give out. This is where questions are being raised on Virat Kohli’s sportsmanship.

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The third umpire gave the decision

When the umpire did not give out, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma took a review and the decision went to the hands of the third umpire. The third umpire used UltraEdge which clearly showed that the ball had taken the thick edge of Kohli’s bat. After this the umpire gave Kohli out but here questions are being raised on Kohli’s sportsmanship.

People on social media are criticizing Kohli saying that how did Kohli not detect such a thick edge and why was he waiting for the ultra edge. He believes that Kohli himself should have gone back the way his idol Sachin Tendulkar used to do.

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Scored a half century in the last match

This is not the first match of this season between Mumbai and Bangalore. Earlier both these teams have clashed in Bangalore in which the Bangalore team had won. In that match, Virat’s bat was very good and Kohli scored a half-century. Kohli faced 49 balls in that match and scored 82 runs hitting six fours and five sixes. Apart from him, Faf Duplesey also played a brilliant inning and scored a half-century. Duplessi scored 73 runs in 43 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes.

Mumbai was defeated in this match. Batting first, Mumbai scored 171 runs losing seven wickets. Bangalore achieved this target by losing two wickets in 16.2 overs. Mumbai would now like to avenge that defeat.

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