Virat Kohli left fuming over Stuart Binny’s dismissal
Updated - May 25, 2016 9:05 am
Virat Kohli was left fuming in disappointment over the controversial decision made by umpire Anil Chaudhary during the clash between his side Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions.
The incident happened in the 10th over of the game when Stuart Binny missed the ball completely while trying to sweep Jadeja towards the leg side. The ball hit him on the pad and the left arm spinner quickly went for an appeal. The umpire had no hesitation and agreed with the bowler, declaring Binny out.
The decision, however, didn’t go down well with the batsman as well his skipper Kohli. Both of them showed the unhappiness openly. Later, it turned out that the decision indeed was a wrong one. On closer inspection, replays confirmed that ball had hit Binny’s pad just outside off.
RCB were at a highly crucial situation in the match and Binny was the last recognised batsman at the crease. Kohli, obviously, had all the valid reasons to be angry.
The match was full of drama. The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, which is often termed as batting paradise saw bowlers dominating the batsman surprisingly.
Batting first Gujarat Lions posted a relatively easier target of 159 for the home side to chase with the help of Dwayne Smith’s (73 from 41 balls) fighting half-century. RCB, in reply, got to a shockingly horrendous start.
Seamer Dhawal Kulkarni (4/14) wreaked havoc after he single-handedly broke the backbone of RCB’s batting order. He snapped the important wickets of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Sachin Baby.
The home team were reeling at 29/5 in the 6th over and the game looked virtually in the pockets of Lions. However, AB de Villiers (79 from 47 balls) then revived the hopes and played a heroic knock to help his side confirm a place in the finals.
He batted well along with Stuart Binny (21 from 15 balls) and tail-ender Iqbal Abdullah (33 from 25) and stitched two valuable partnerships which made the chase possible.