IPL 2024: Irfan and Kaif clashed over giving out to Kohli, the third veteran said – I say with a thud that Virat was not out.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. The controversy over Virat Kohli being given out on a full toss (Virat Kohli no ball Controversy) is not stopping. Along with cricket fans, former cricketers have also jumped into this controversy. Irfan Pathan is saying that the ball was not higher than the waist and hence it was legal. On the other hand, Mohammad Kaif and Navjot Singh Sidhu call this ball a no ball. Sidhu said, 'I say with a heavy heart that Virat Kohli was not out.' Virat Kohli scored 18 runs on 7 balls in this match. He is the highest run-scorer batsman in IPL 2024.

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Before knowing everyone's opinion on this controversy of Virat Kohli, let us know what the whole matter is. This whole matter is about the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders. In this match, the ball on which Virat Kohli was given out by Harshit Rana was a full toss. Virat played a little ahead and when the ball hit his bat, he was standing on his toes. When the ball hit the bat, it was almost in front of Virat's chest. According to ICC rules, if the ball is higher than the batsman's waist then it is a no ball (beamer). Virat also challenged the decision of giving him out under the same rule. But the third umpire declared this ball legal after watching the TV replays.

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Kaif said- No ball should have been given…
Irfan Pathan tweeted during the match itself that it was a legal ball. Shortly after this, Mohammad Kaif said that it was a wrong decision. Mohammad Kaif said, 'Giving Virat Kohli out was a wrong decision according to me. If the height of the ball is above the waist when it hits the bat, then it should be called a no ball. I also feel that in ball tracking the ball has been shown going down very fast.

Irfan posted the video and said- It was a legal delivery.
After this, Irfan Pathan made a video and presented his stand on this subject. Irfan told that even before the start of IPL, BCCI had taken the waist height of all the cricketers, so that the decision of no ball could be taken more easily. Irfan said, 'Virat Kohli was standing a little ahead. The ball was a full toss. If this ball had been faster, it would have passed above his waist. But the ball was slower. Was dipping. That's why where the ball hit the bat, all the fans felt that it would have gone waist-high. But since the ball was dipping. Where there was a popping crease, the ball would go below Kohli's waist. Meaning it would have been a legal delivery. Therefore according to me this ball was right.

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Sidhu also raised questions on the bowler
Navjot Singh Sidhu appeared very aggressive in this matter. He said, 'When the ball hit the bat, it was one and a half feet above the waist. I say with a thud that Virat Kohli was not out. That was a no ball. Sidhu questioned the umpire's decision as well as the bowler's attitude. He said, 'In our times, if a bowler threw a beamer even by mistake, he would raise both his hands and apologise. But after this decision, it may also happen that if a batsman comes forward and plays tomorrow, he may be hit on the head with the ball.

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