IPL 2019
WATCH – AB de Villiers Kicked-off His Shoe After The Last Game?
By CricShots - Mar 29, 2019 8:08 pm
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On Thursday, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a humdinger, soon after the win, a controversy triggered as Lasith Malinga, who bowled the final over, ended up bowling a front-foot no-ball on the last delivery of the match. With 7 needed off the final delivery, RCB all-rounder Shivam Dube worked the last ball towards long-on with AB de Villiers being at the non-striker’s end. As Mumbai players broke into a huge celebration, the big screen soon showed that Malinga was having his foot beyond the line, but it went unnoticed by the umpires.

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AB de Villiers watching Malinga’s last ball

Before the post-match presentation, Virat Kohli was looking furious on the big screen and he even expressed his displeasure even at the presentation ceremony. However, as per the reports in Times Now, some of the eyewitnesses said that the RCB captain barged inside the match referee’s room where he used abusive language and cursed as well. Kohli is also said to have told the referee that he doesn’t care if he is penalized for violating the code of conduct.

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After such an act, there are chances that some sort of action will be taken against Kohli and even RCB will surely be losing points in the fair playlist as well. It is possible for the first time in the history of the tournament that a player has barged into a match referee’s room after the match to express his annoyance.

However, De Villiers gave no reaction to the incident till now, but on Friday, he uploaded a video on his Instagram account in which he was seen doing a commercial shoot and during that he accidentally kicked off his shoe quite high, which left everybody in the room in splits. Captioning the post, he said, “I have no comment! This is not me.”

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I have no comment! This is not me🤒

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Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging 188-run total on board. In reply, AB de Villiers’ 41-ball 70 wasn’t even sufficient to taken Bangalore over the line as they were left stranded at 181/5.

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