Bangladeshi batter Nurul-Hasan has accused Indian batter Virat Kohli of fake fielding in the group match of the T20 World Cup 2022 played on Wednesday.
Nurul Hasan accused Kohli of cheating during the match when Bangladesh was chasing the target in the second innings. Hasan said on-field umpires missed the actions of fake fielding made by Virat Kohli during the match. Bangladesh would have been awarded five extra runs if umpires had penalized Virat Kohli for breaching the code of conduct.
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Nurul Hasan expressed his views while talking to reporters after the game. “We all saw that it was wet ground,” Nurul said. “Eventually, when we talk about these things, there was also a fake throw. It could have been a five-run penalty. That also could have gone our way, but unfortunately, even that didn’t materialize,” said Nurul Hasan while talking to the reporters.
Bangladeshi cricket fans were already disappointed when the team was forced to play on wet ground following the rain.
Cricket Law 41.5 regarding unfair play says it prohibits the “deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of [the] batter.” If the umpire deems the action a breach, he can declare the ball dead and award five runs to the batting side.
The umpiring decision in the crucial match came under intense criticism on three occasions. Bangladesh was not happy with the decision of resuming the game on the ground following the heavy rain. According to the DLS method, Bangladesh was 17 runs ahead of India when rain stopped the play. Skipper Shakibul Hasan showed the on-field umpire the wet ground but to no avail.
Bangladeshi batter Litton Das slipped on the wet pitch while taking runs and resultantly lost his wicket. Moreover, during the match, Kohli interrupted and asked the umpire to give no ball in the dead after alleging that the Bangladeshi bowler gave two bouncers in the over. These incidents have made India’s win in the tournament controversial.