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Why there was no no-ball call following Kohli’s dismissal against KKR

Why there was no no-ball call following Kohli’s dismissal against KKR

During Virat Kohli’s dismissal during RCB’s chase of KKR at Eden Gardens on Sunday, the new Hawk-Eye technology to assess no-balls for height came into action.

In the third over of RCB’s chase of 223 runs, Kohli was dismissed for 18 off 7 balls after playing the ball well beyond his crease. He was caught and bowled off a high full toss from Harshit Rana. Even though the delivery was slower and appeared to be dipping on the batter, Kohli made contact with it when it was over waist height.

The ball would have passed the batter at 0.92 meters from the ground if Kohli had been standing up in the crease, according to the new Hawk-Eye ball tracking technology, which was used by TV umpire Michael Gough to determine if the delivery was legal for height. Given that Kohli’s waist was measured in advance to be 1.04 meters, the ball would have passed below his waist rather than outside it, rendering the delivery lawful, had he been on his crease.

Both Kohli and non-striker Faf du Plessis expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision to the on-field umpire. Plessis believed that it should have been a no-ball due to height.

This season, the IPL introduced technology to assess the height of the ball as it passes the batter at the popping crease, eliminating the subjective aspect from the decision-making process when deciding on no-balls above the waist. The batter’s toe-to-waist height when standing is then compared to that, which has been measured and noted beforehand. It is ruled a no-ball if the height of the ball exceeds the batter’s waist measurement. It’s a fair delivery otherwise.

It’s a fair delivery otherwise.

In this instance, if Kohli had been standing straight on his crease, the ball’s predicted trajectory would have taken it 0.12 meters below his waist.

Following the match, RCB captain du Plessis remarked, “Obviously, the rules are the rules.” “At that point, Virat and I speculated that the ball might have been higher than his waist. They measure it, I suppose, on the popping crease.

There will always be one team under certain circumstances that is content and one team that doesn’t think the choice was the best one. However, that is the nature of the game.”

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