IPL 2024: Virat Kohli likes Mohammad Kaif’s post on his controversial dismissal, unlikes later

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has been a rollercoaster of emotions, and one incident that has caught everyone’s attention is the controversial dismissal of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) star player, Virat Kohli, during their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Virat Kohli’s dismissal

Kohli was dismissed in a bizarre fashion when a slow beamer from KKR’s Harshit Rana dipped on him, and he hit it back to the bowler. The umpires took a review, and the third umpire ruled in favour of KKR. Kohli was visibly angry with the call and expressed his displeasure to the umpires as he exited the field. He was later fined 50 per cent of his match fee for his response.

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The dismissal sparked a debate in the cricketing world. According to rule 41.7 of ICC regulations, any delivery that passes or would have passed, without pitching, above the waist height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease, is deemed unfair. However, since Kohli was standing outside the popping crease when the ball hit his bat, the third umpire’s call was supported by technology as it seemed it would have been going below the waist if he was standing normally in the crease.

Mohammed Kaif’s Post on Virat Kohli’s Dismissal

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Former cricketer Mohammed Kaif took to social media to criticize the umpiring decision. He pointed out another instance when the umpires had given a ball that went under MS Dhoni’s bat as wide. Kaif expressed his disappointment with the umpiring, stating, “Clear unplayable beamer gets Kohli out and a ball that passed under Dhoni’s bat declared wide. Cameras, replays, technology but still such mistakes are being made. Poor umpiring”.

Virat Kohli, who seemed to share Kaif’s sentiment, liked Kaif’s post on Instagram. This action indicated his agreement with Kaif’s criticism of the umpiring decision. However, Kohli later unliked the post as many fans took notice of it and commented.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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