Royal Challengers Bangalore opening batsman Aaron Finch was seen vaping in the dressing room. The incident took place during the match between RCB and Rajasthan Royals.
ABOUT THE INCIDENT
During the closing overs of the match between RCB and RR, it was a tense situation on the ground. The tension was evident in both the dressing rooms as well.
Amidst all this, the camera angled towards the RCB dressing room and Aaron Finch was found blowing out smoke.
It is being suspected that the player was vaping inside the dressing room as he stood beside Shahbaz Ahmed. The video went viral on the social media platforms and the Twitter went abuzz with reactions.
Several people questioned the legality of vaping in the dressing room. Others seemed confused about whether Finch was at all vaping or not.
Many people also questioned how Finch could vape in the dressing room as the fate of the match was hanging by a thread. However, the IPL governing body has not stated anything regarding the same. We will have to wait for a verdict, if any, to come our way in the following days.
ABOUT THE RULES
As far as the rules are concerned, there is no such bounding prescribed about vaping in cricket. The IPL governing body is yet to take any decision or step as far as the rules inside the dressing room is concerned.
So, in this case, neither RCB nor Finch can be put in the position of guilty. However, it is now to be seen whether the governing body takes any step against the player or the team.
ABOUT THE MATCH
The match was one of the closest encounters seen in IPL this year. RR batted first and put a decent total on the board. They scored 177 for the loss of six wickets.
Steve Smith scored 57 runs off 36 balls and Robin Uthappa slotted in with 41 runs off 22 deliveries.
In reply, the RCB batsmen made a match out of the fighting total. Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal scored 43 runs off 32 balls and 35 off 37 respectively. However, the veteran Protea batsman AB De Villiers was the star of the show as he helped RCB win the match by 7 wickets.
De Villiers was at his best and played every shot possible to get the Royal Challengers over the line. He scored a stunning 55 runs off just 22 balls and took the opposition bowling by storm. It was a treat to watch him bat and it deservedly won him the Man of the Match award.