IPL 2019: Another no-ball controversy in RCB vs SRH match last night
The 2019 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is full of interesting headlines and controversies undoubtedly at the start of the season and maybe it will continue till the end. The competition has successfully figured out how to make a few features and to create a new headline.
While the vast majority of the features have been about the marvelous exhibitions on the field, another ongoing bizarre incident during the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad has made an objection on the web-based social networking.
RCB’s captain Virat Kohli and bowler Umesh Yadav were noticeably baffled by a no-ball that was called by the umpire in the last-over against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match of this season at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Umesh Yadav’s fourth ball of the last over of the SRH innings was called a no-ball by the umpire Nigel Llong. But the TV replays clearly showed that Umesh’s back leg had arrived inside the popping crease. As a result, it left Virat Kohli into much disappointment at the decision and he had a word with the umpire Nigel Llong. Umesh Yadav also had a quick chat with him but the decision was not changed as per the rules and the match was continued.
Umesh Yadav went for 28 runs in that last over and that no-ball controversy made him more frustrated. However, it didn’t cost RCB later as they won the match by six wickets and finished the season in style.
However, this was not the first time RCB had faced a no-ball controversy. Earlier in this season, in their match against Mumbai Indians at this same venue they faced another this type of incident. In that match at the last ball of the innings from Lasith Malinga, he stepped over the crease and it was supposed to be a no ball. But the umpire didn’t notice it and RCB lost the match by 6 runs.