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WATCH: Virat Kohli Refuses To Walk Back After Nicking The Ball To Rishabh Pant; Has A Word Of Advice To The Youngster After Third Umpire Intervenes

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday
  •  There was a dramatic incident that took place during RCB's run chase which involved the Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and Delhi's young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant

Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. There was a dramatic incident that took place during RCB's run chase which involved the Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and Delhi's young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. 

The incident happened in the fifth over of the second innings which was bowled by Ishant Sharma and the RCB skipper took the strike. On the very first delivery, Kohli tried to guide the ball towards the third man. However, he ended up edging the ball and it went straight to a diving Rishabh Pant. The 21-year-old started celebrating immediately and claimed to have taken the catch as the home crowd erupted in celebrations. 

However, Kohli was not at all convinced as he believed that the ball had not carried to the keeper. The Indian captain refused to walk back and stood in the middle. After some discussion, the on-field umpires gave a soft signal as not out and went upstairs to seek the Third Umpire's help. 

Replays showed that the ball had bounced and had not carried to the keeper. As a result of conclusive evidence, the decision went in favour of the RCB skipper. Kohli then went and had a chat with Ishant Sharma while Rishabh Pant was seen giving a dejected look. Kohli then approached the young stumper and gave him some advice, and also explained to him what had happened. 

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Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts got off to a steady start. After Prithvi Shaw was dismissed, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer steadied Delhi's innings. The duo added 68 runs for the second wicket. Their superb half-centuries helped the Delhi get to a good total of 187/5 in their 20 overs.

In reply, RCB got off to a solid start as captain Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel stitched in a 63-run opening stand. However, the visitors lost wickets at regular intervals as they could only get to 171/7 in their 20 overs. 

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