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Virat Kohli Involved In An Angry Argument With On-Field Umpires After No-Ball Controversy

Virat Kohli in anger against CSK [X.com]Virat Kohli in anger against CSK [X.com]

Virat Kohli was visibly furious with the on-field umpire during the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) match held at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday (May 18).

RCB had posted a formidable score of 219 for CSK to chase down. However, during CSK's innings, Shivam Dube and Rachin Ravindra were aggressively smashing the RCB bowlers.

The incident occurred in the twelfth over when CSK's batting all rounder Rachin Ravindra smashed Lockie Ferguson for a four off a no-ball. Ferguson attempted a knuckleball but missed the mark significantly, resulting in a no-ball around shoulder height. 

Ravindra capitalized, swinging across the line and finding the gap towards fine leg, setting up a free hit.

Following the boundary, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Ferguson had an intense discussion with the umpire about the no-ball call. Ferguson's knuckleball slipped out of his hand, prompting RCB to request a change of the ball due to its slippery nature. However, the umpire did not permit a ball change. 

This is not the first time Virat Kohli has been seen in anger in this tournament. Before this match, he was seen expressing his anger to on-field umpires against KKR.

At the time of writing, CSK were at 119 for 5 in 14 overs, continuing their chase against RCB's challenging target