‘What’s wrong with these people’
RCB skipper, Virat Kohli, heckled by the Wankhede fans who chanted ‘cheater, cheater’ after Mumbai Indians batsman Ambati Rayudu was adjudged run out.Updated: Apr 28, 2013 23:50 IST
RCB skipper, Virat Kohli, heckled by the Wankhede fans who chanted ‘cheater, cheater’ after Mumbai Indians batsman Ambati Rayudu was adjudged run out.
After Mumbai won comfortably, Kohli said: “As far as the crowd is concerned, it has happened to a few other players in the past as well. I don’t know why they get so worked up during the league.
They forget the players they are booing also play for the country. It is only creating hatred among the players. When I come back and play for India, they are going to cheer for me.
“You come to Bangalore and see how Indian players are appreciated and the players who play for our country, how they are cheered everywhere in India. I don’t know what’s wrong with the people at this venue.”
The crowd went ballistic after Kohli persisted with his run out appeal against Rayudu.
“It’s very important to have knowledge of cricket. Had there been any sort of intentional interruption by the bowler, the umpire himself would have stopped the batsman. It is his job, not mine. The umpire told me it was fair. The bowler didn't see the batsman and the batsman didn't see the bowler. And they collided. It was perfectly fine to be honest.”
First Published: Apr 28, 2013 23:48 IST