Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Aaron Finch was spotted vaping during the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. The Virat Kohli-led side won in a thrilling manner by seven wickets against Royals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
During the final over of the match, when RCB required 10 runs off the final six balls during their chase of 178, cameras panned towards the RCB dressing room to capture the tension on the players' faces. It was then that Finch was spotted vaping as he exhaled smoke using probably an e-cigarette.
The video of the incident went viral on social media and drew contrasting reactions from the fans. Some of the social media users even queried posting about IPL rules and regulations in the dressing rooms.
"IPL is it legal to #vape inside the dressing rooms? What say Aaron Finch? Royal Challengers Bangalore, do you have anything to say? Virat Kohli was just standing ahead of Finch, I am sure he can vouch for what I saw!" tweeted one of the users.
It is worth mentioning that e-cigarettes are banned in India. On September 18, 2019, the Indian government banned e-cigarettes through the Prohibition of E-cigarettes Ordinance, 2019.
While announcing the ban, the government had said that though e-cigarettes were promoted as a tool to help people quit smoking, in some cases, they had proven to be addictive.