IPL 2024: Fans fume after Umpire overlooks Suyash Prabhudessai’s potential six during RCB’s one-run loss to KKR

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By Margaretd. Regina

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) found themselves on the wrong end of a gut-wrenching one-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 36 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season at Eden Gardens on Sunday (April 21).

RCB’s valiant effort falls short in IPL 2024 clash

In their pursuit of 223 runs for victory, RCB’s innings culminated at 221/10 within the mandated 20 overs. Despite the early dismissals of star players, Virat Kohli (18) and Faf du Plessis (7), the team showcased resilience with a formidable 102 run partnership between Rajat Patidar (52) and Will Jacks (55) in just eight overs. However, their momentum was abruptly halted by KKR’s all-rounder Andre Russell, who picked the wickets of both well set batters in his first over which was the first over

Subsequently, Sunil Narine struck twice in the following over, removing Cameron Green (4) and Mahipal Lomror (6), causing RCB’s innings to falter at 155/6. Despite valiant efforts from Suyash Prabhudessai (24), Dinesh Karthik (25), and Karn Sharma (20), KKR maintained their composure and clinched victory on the final delivery.

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Controversy brews: Umpiring error mars RCB’s loss to KKR

Post-match, several disheartened RCB supporters took to social media to express their discontent, pointing out a significant umpiring error. They circulated a video highlighting a contentious moment during the 17th over of RCB’s chase. Fans argued that Impact Player Prabhudessai was unjustly denied a six, contending that his shot should have been awarded the maximum instead of a boundary. They further criticized the umpires for neglecting to review the decision to determine whether the ball landed within the boundary ropes.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

RCB’s playoff hopes dwindle

This defeat marked RCB’s seventh loss in eight games this season, leaving them at the bottom of the points table among the 10 competing teams. With their playoff aspirations hanging by a thread, RCB faces the daunting task of securing victories in all their remaining matches and relying on favorable outcomes from other teams to maintain the slimmest hope of advancing to the playoffs. Their next challenge awaits against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday (April 25).

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