Bengaluru, May 24: It seems to be a bad day for Royal Challengers Banglaore (RCB) and skipper Virat Kohli in the first qualifier game against Gujarat Lions tonight here at Chinnaswamy stadium. (Match Scorecard)
Virat Kohli, the most successful batsman in the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), first failed to leave any mark with the bat and also was criticised by Twitterati for his extra-show of aggression on-field.
Virat, who opted to bowl first after winning the crucial toss, was seen quite livid with his bowlers while fielding.
On several occasions, the RCB skipper was seen yelling at his bowlers whenever they bowled loose deliveries. Later he got furious even at umpire Kumar Dharamsena when the later failed to judge his catch and refused to give out.
Kohli, who was confident about the catch, went aggressively towards the umpire, a move disliked by many.
However, TV replays confirmed Kohli's catch was clean and the batsman was sent back to the pavilion. But, fans on Twitter advised him to be calm like AB de Villiers while there were also a few who criticised the umpiring.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
Frustrated Kohli just started abusing umpires 😂 #RCBvGL— Karan (@ThePandya1992) May 24, 2016
In the innings' break, Virat will ask someone to award him a 100 lashes. #RCBvGL— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 24, 2016
To all who're criticizing Kohli for his anger needs to learn the difference between being arrogant & being aggressive or passionate! #RCBvGL— νιяαт ρяєм кσнℓι❤ (@ViratMyLife) May 24, 2016
MSD still required as captain to keep VK chill...a doze of anger can lead to ur downfall #RCBvGL— Miss Stellitoes (@shadysunny89) May 24, 2016
If only Virat had a ball he could've taken his anger out on it.#RCBvGL— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 24, 2016