Gautam Gambhir argues with umpire during KKR chase; Was it related to Kohli dismissal?

After Virat Kohli episode, Gautam Gambhir argues with fourth umpire during RCB’s chase vs KKR. During the IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, a heated incident involving Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of KKR, and the fourth umpire took place. This incident occurred towards the end of RCB’s chase when Gambhir was seen having an animated discussion with the fourth umpire near the dugout.

The incident unfolded at the start of the 18th over of RCB’s chase when they required 31 runs off the last two overs with Dinesh Karthik on strike. KKR captain Shreyas Iyer was seen gesturing towards the KKR dugout after a chat with the on-field umpire, indicating an issue that was not allowed to the home team.

Why did Gambhir argue?

Gambhir then charged towards the fourth umpire near the boundary rope and fiercely argued with him, with head coach Chandrakant Pandit joining in as well. It was later revealed that KKR wanted Sunil Narine off the field for the final two overs and replace him with Rahmanullah Gurbaz as a substitute fielder. Despite Narine having completed his quota of four overs, KKR wanted an able fielder for the final two overs with RCB threatening to chase down the daunting total.

However, the umpire denied KKR the advantage, insisting that Narine return to the field and Gurbaz leave, leaving Gambhir furious.

RCB looked to be the favorites to chase down the remaining 31 runs with Dinesh Karthik at the crease. But Karthik’s dismissal before the final over, where RCB needed 21 runs with Karn Sharma and Mohammed Siraj at the crease, seemed to seal the match for KKR. However, Karn Sharma, with no real pedigree with the bat, hammered three sixes off Mitchell Starc in the final over, bringing the margin down to three runs off two balls. Ultimately, Starc took a return catch to dismiss Karn, and Lockie Ferguson was run out off the last ball as RCB ended up at 222 all out in 20 overs.

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After Virat Kohli episode, Gautam Gambhir argues with fourth umpire during RCB's chase vs KKR. During the IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, a heated incident involving Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of KKR, and the fourth umpire took place. This incident occurred towards the end of RCB's chase when Gambhir was seen having an animated discussion with the fourth umpire near the dugout.

The incident unfolded at the start of the 18th over of RCB's chase when they required 31 runs off the last two overs with Dinesh Karthik on strike. KKR captain Shreyas Iyer was seen gesturing towards the KKR dugout after a chat with the on-field umpire, indicating an issue that was not allowed to the home team.

Why did Gambhir argue?

Gambhir then charged towards the fourth umpire near the boundary rope and fiercely argued with him, with head coach Chandrakant Pandit joining in as well. It was later revealed that KKR wanted Sunil Narine off the field for the final two overs and replace him with Rahmanullah Gurbaz as a substitute fielder. Despite Narine having completed his quota of four overs, KKR wanted an able fielder for the final two overs with RCB threatening to chase down the daunting total.

However, the umpire denied KKR the advantage, insisting that Narine return to the field and Gurbaz leave, leaving Gambhir furious.

RCB looked to be the favorites to chase down the remaining 31 runs with Dinesh Karthik at the crease. But Karthik's dismissal before the final over, where RCB needed 21 runs with Karn Sharma and Mohammed Siraj at the crease, seemed to seal the match for KKR. However, Karn Sharma, with no real pedigree with the bat, hammered three sixes off Mitchell Starc in the final over, bringing the margin down to three runs off two balls. Ultimately, Starc took a return catch to dismiss Karn, and Lockie Ferguson was run out off the last ball as RCB ended up at 222 all out in 20 overs.

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