KKR vs MI: Rohit Sharma in intense chat with umpire after another dubious decision

first_imgRohit Sharma was seen having an animated discussion with umpire S Ravi after the latter didn’t give Manish Pandey out off a Mitchell Johnson delivery in the 14th over during Kolkata Knight Riders’ match against the Mumbai Indians in Kolkata.Pandey tried to cut a ball and got a healthy bottom edge, handing a clean catch to Ambati Rayudu behind the stumps, who didn’t waste a second to go up and appeal. Although, Johnson didn’t appeal, Rayudu, Rohit and others went straight up but that was not fruitful as Pandey escaped.The Mumbai captain, who was clearly disappointed with the decision, reacted animatedly and charged towards the umpire and kept talking to him for quite a while before finally letting it go.Ultra-edge later showed that there was a healthy nick.However, things got better as Hardik Pandya removed Colin de Grandhomme on the very fast ball off his second over to break the dangerous partnership between Pandey and the Kiwi to dent Kolkata in their chase of 174.Pandey finally fell for 33 to Hardik with KKR’s score being 149/7 from 17.1 overs.Mumbai went onto win the match by nine runs as Kolkata finished on 164/8 from their 20 overs.This is the second time in this season that Rohit was caught having an argument with an umpire. The 30-year-old have been earlier fined for showing dissent . Earlier, Rohit played a steady knock of 27 from 21 balls to help Mumbai reach 173/5 from their 20 overs.Mumbai, who have already qualified for the playoffs finished top of the table 20 points from 14 games. While Kolkata, who are third in the table now with 16 from 14 games, will have to wait for Sunday to know whom among the Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant they will face in the eliminator on May 17 in Bengaluru.advertisementlast_img

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