Australian captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Aaron Finch was spotted vaping in the change room during the match between RCB and RR. This has raised serious questions about the rules and regulations of the league and fans have started asking doubts regarding the legality of the issue.
Virat Kohli led RCB faced Rajasthan Royals in the evening match of the doubleheader Saturday. After being set a target of 178 to chase by the Rajasthan Royals, RCB got off to a great start courtesy of fine innings from Kohli and Padikkal. The other opener Aaron Finch departed early and carried on with his inconsistent performance in this season. After that RCB was almost never truly in the chase, but a superhuman effort from AB de Villiers saw them chase down the target with great ease.
During the last over of the chase, the cameraman focused his camera on the RCB change room to capture the tension of the players. But what he captured in that process was a clip of Aaron Finch vaping as he exhaled smoke. Interestingly he had an e-cigarette in his hand. This caught the public attention and people have started raising doubts and questions regarding the rules and regulations of the league and about the COVID protocols in place.
IPL officials nor any top RCB spokesperson has given their take on this issue. But with the public raising the issue to the forefront in great enthusiasm, it is sure to catch the attention of the higher concerning authorities. This may also make way for a clear and transparency regarding the rules of the league.
If Finch is to be left out for a few games, then RCB has a like for like replacement in Josh Phillippe. But the chances of that happening are quite less.
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