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Virat bowled on free hit, why it was not given dead ball? Cheating controversy marred Pak vs India match

Virat Kohli was bowled on a free hit in the last over, but why it was not given a dead ball? A new controversy of favoritism has marred Pakistan vs India T20 World Cup match on Sunday.

In the Super 12 stage of the ICCT Twenty World Cup, India defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets in a thriller by completing the target of 160 runs on the last ball of the last over.

In the high voltage match played in Melbourne with 90,234 spectators in attendance at the MCG, as Haris Rauf completed the 19th over, India needed 16 runs in the last over, but India achieved the target with the loss of 6 wickets on the last ball.

The last over was more than exciting for the cricket fans,  as Nawaz gave Kohli a full toss on the fourth ball of the over, on which Kohli hit 6 runs, but the umpire declared the ball a no-ball, due to which India not only got 7 runs but also a free hit, that contributed in India’s win easily.

The umpire declared the ball a no-ball due to being over height, but the captain of the national team, Babar Azam, was not satisfied with this decision and had a discussion with the umpires.

The outcome has left cricket fans more than disappointed.

Why was the ball not declared as a dead ball when Virat Kohli was bowled on the free hit? is the question for the night after the India-Pakistan high-octane match.

The umpire’s decision is being questioned on social media as well with hashtags #Cheating #NoBall and #Umpires along with #PAKvsIndia match.







Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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