The on-field umpires, according to Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan, disregarded an incident of Virat Kohli’s “false fielding” that could have given Bangladesh five vital penalty runs after the team lost the game.
After Team India’s thrilling 5-run victory (using the DLS technique) over Bangladesh in their Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide on Wednesday, the former skipper Virat Kohli found himself at the centre of controversy once more (November 2). While Kohli’s stunning 64 not out off 44 balls, his third fifty of the tournament, earned him the title of “Player of the Match,” it was his behaviour on the field that has garnered the most attention on social media.
Nurul Hasan, the wicketkeeper-batsman for Bangladesh, has asserted that Kohli engaged in “false fielding” that may have earned Bangladesh five significant penalty runs. Bangladesh ultimately lost the game.
When Litton Das played the ball off of Axar Patel in the seventh over of Bangladesh’s innings, Hasan was referring to that particular instance. Standing at point, Kohli pretended to be shy as the ball passed him as Arshdeep Singh sent the throw in. It remained missing in the field at the time because neither the on-field umpires, Marais Erasmus and Chris Brown, nor the Bangladesh hitters, Najmul Hossain Shanto in particular, called attention to it.
“We could all see that the ground was damp. When we eventually talk about these matters, a false throw was also made. It might have resulted in a five-run fine. That could have gone our way as well, but regrettably, even that didn’t happen,” Nurul Hasan said following the game.
It is against the rules to “deliberately divert, deceive, or impede the batsman,” as stated in Cricket’s Law 41.5 regarding unfair play. If an incident is found to be a violation, the umpire may declare that specific delivery to be a dead ball and grant the batting side five runs.
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Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, claimed after his team’s 5-run loss to India that it is a common occurrence for them to lose close games against the Men in Blue. In a rain-shortened Group 2, Super 12 encounter of the 2018 ICC T20 World Cup on Wednesday in Adelaide, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul both scored fifty runs, and strong bowling performances also contributed to India’s 5-run triumph over Bangladesh.
When we play India, it has always been the case that we are almost successful but fall short. It was a wonderful game that both teams enjoyed, and that’s what we wanted. Someone must ultimately triumph and someone must ultimately fail, Shakib Al Hasan remarked during the post-match address.
Litton Das’ 60 came off just 27 balls in a 16-over rain-shortened game, but the hitter was unable to lead Bangladesh to victory. Litton Das is consistently our best batter. With these short limits, we were confident that we could track this down because of the manner he hit in the powerplay, ” he continued.