Ian Bishop says to a fan, “I was inaccurate in my choice of words,” after Virat Kohli scored a half-century against RR.

RCB was defeated by RR by a score of six wickets, suffering their third straight loss.

Former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop caused a stir on Saturday, April 6, when he made remarks against Virat Kohli on the radio. The incident happened during the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) IPL 2024 match. Notably, despite hitting a tonne of runs, Kohli was criticised for his comparatively poor strike rate. The 35-year-old finished with an undefeated 113 off 72 balls and a strike rate of 156.94, having crossed the three-figure threshold in 67 balls.

Commenting, Bishop commended the former captain of the RCB for reaching fifty off just 39 balls. Fans on social media, however, took issue with his praise, pointing out that it was considered below standard to get a half-century in 39 balls in a T20 competition, especially on a batting-friendly track.

On X, a fan said, “@irbishi stated only 39 deliveries.” Someone needs to inform Vitor after he completes his 50 that the IPL is a 20-over competition rather than a 50. Even when you are being paid to commend prominent athletes, calling 39 balls 50 on a batting course a joke is still inappropriate.

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In response, Bishop expressed gratitude for the criticism and acknowledged that his word choice had been incorrect.

“Trust me, I know exactly what it takes to bat in this style. I used words that weren’t correct. I’m responsible for it. I am not the devil yet, but I am not. However, I appreciate your input. It’s much appreciated,” he responded.

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@irbishi said just 39 deliveries.
After virat completed his 50 someone needs to tell him ipl is a 20 over tournament not 50 I know they are paying you to praise big plyrs but still call what it is 39 ball 50 on a batting track is a joke.

Shubham (@beingshubhamm_) April 6, 2024

In the IPL 2024, Jos Buttler’s century leads RR to victory four times in a row.

Regarding the match between the Royal Challengers Bengaluru and the Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson requested the visiting team to bat first after winning the toss. Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli got their team off to a strong start by putting up a 125-run partnership for the first wicket. The RCB captain was dismissed for 44 runs, but Kohli led the way and amassed a brilliant century, setting a difficult goal of 184 runs.

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Despite losing Yashasvi Jaiswal’s wicket in the opening over of the chase, RR also got off to a fast start. Leading the way, Jos Buttler and Samson scored 148 runs for the second wicket. After an astounding 42 balls and 69 runs, Mohammed Siraj removed the RR skipper. In the meantime, Buttler struck a century, bringing an incredible tonne to the ball and helping RR win for the fourth time in a row.

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