Mumbai Indians registered their first win of the season against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium as they defeated Bangalore by 46 runs.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis, and a cameo from Hardik Pandya helped the team post 207-6 on the scoreboard.
RCB didn’t get much opportunity to get back in the game as their wickets kept falling. Apart from the class batting from Virat Kohli, one another highlight of the match was Kohli’s disappointment over third umpire’s decision.
The incident took place in the 19th over of the first innings when Chris Woakes bowled a peach of a delivery to Hardik Pandya.
The batsman was given an out by the on-field umpire for caught behind, but Pandya asked for a review. While everyone was expecting the decision to be out, the third umpire saved him and gave him a not out. This decision made Kohli furious and he raised an objection with the on-field umpires.
Virat Kohli loses his cool at Umpire after bad decision https://t.co/OPSJXC2djx
— Faizal Khan (@faizalkhanm9) April 17, 2018
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the whole narrative:
Virat Kohli exchanging motherly greetings with the on ground umpire?
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) April 17, 2018
Kudos to Kohli for maintaining calm on the ground!!! If it was 5 years ago, he would have ate off the 3rd Umpire for dinner!! #MIvRCB
— What's in a name (@SaysItSo) April 17, 2018
— Tarun Raman (@raman_tarun) April 17, 2018
But on a further side note, Virat Kohli should be given Man of the Match today for not murdering the Third Empire on that blundered Hardik Pandya decision calling a CLEAR spike on ultra-edge "Not Out" . #MIvRCB
— richa singh (@richa_singh) April 17, 2018
— The Joker (@cooljalz1808) April 17, 2018