IPL 2018: Jasprit Bumrah Sheds Light on Controversial Decision

Published - 02 May 2018, 05:31 PM | Updated - 02 May 2018, 05:33 PM

Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli
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Mumbai Indians (MI) fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has revealed that he came to know about Virat Kohli’s edge only from the dugout. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper has knicked the ball to the keeper.

Both Bumrah and wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan appealed for caught behind but the on-field umpire did not give Kohli out. This has led to controversy over social media.

The incident took place during the 14th over of the innings. Replays suggested that Kohli was out after getting beaten by a back of a length delivery from Bumrah.

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But he could add only eight more runs to his tally. He was dismissed in the 18th over by Hardik Pandya.

Speaking during the innings break, Bumrah insisted he got to know Kohli was out only from the dugout.

“I got to hear from dug-out that he (Virat Kohli) was out and I heard that it was an edge. But that’s ok. In the next over Hardik (Pandya) got his wicket so I am really happy,” Bumrah said.

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Indians bowlers were impressive for most of the innings. Hardik was the pick of the bowlers with figures of three for 28 in his quota of four overs.

On the other hand, the 20-year-old leg-spinner Mayank Markande and others also chipped in with a wicket each.

Jasprit Bumrah talks about the controversial decision:

Royal Challengers eventually made 167 for seven in their 20 overs. Colin de Grandhomme was the star at the end of the innings. His heroics had yielded Royal Challengers 24 runs from the final over.

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Asked to chase 168 on a sticky wicket, Mumbai top order crumbled owing to the raw pace of Umesh Yadav. However, Jean-Paul Duminy and Hardik got some stability during their innings.

But the slow pace of runs haunted Indians at the end.

An impressive spell of bowling from Mohammed Siraj and Tim Southee had helped Royal Challengers to register a very crucial win under the leadership of Kohli.

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