Royal Challengers Bangalore were undone by poor umpiring in their second match of the season against Mumbai Indians. Virat Kohli-led team needed 7 runs on the last ball of the match but Lasith Malinga managed to keep it tight and gave away just one run. Mumbai Indians won the game by 6 runs to record their first win of the season while RCB lost their second consecutive game. After the game was over, TV replays showed that Malinga had overstepped which was not spotted by the on-field umpire.

The incident became a talking point after the match with both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma criticized the decision. While Rohit said that it was an unfortunate incident, Virat Kohli lambasted the umpiring standard during the game.

Former and current cricketers too criticized the decision.

“We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call (last ball). If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there. When they were 145 for 7, we should have done better. The last few overs were brutal for us,” Kohli said at the post-match presser.

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