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Navjot Singh Sidhu Disapproves of Virat Kohli’s Dismissal, Brands It as Harmful to Cricket’s Integrity

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In a recent development during the IPL 2024 clash between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens, former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has emerged as a vocal critic of the handling of Virat Kohli’s dismissal. The incident took place in the third over of RCB’s pursuit of a challenging 223-run target when Kohli, in an unfortunate turn of events, mistimed a full-toss from pacer Harshit Rana, resulting in a straightforward caught and bowled dismissal.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Disapproves of Virat Kohli's Dismissal, Brands It as Harmful to Cricket's Integrity

As KKR players erupted in jubilation over the crucial wicket, Kohli decided to challenge the decision by opting for a review, contending that the delivery had exceeded the permissible waist height upon contact with the bat. Sidhu, renowned for his candid opinions, didn’t mince words in expressing his disapproval of KKR’s conduct, asserting that such actions pose a significant threat to the integrity of the sport.

Sidhu’s critique underscores the importance of upholding fair play and sportsmanship in cricket, emphasizing the need for officials and players alike to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations governing the game. The controversy surrounding Kohli’s dismissal serves as a reminder of the delicate balance between competition and ethics in the realm of professional cricket.