IPL 2020: ‘Umpire should have been man of the match’: Virender Sehwag and Preity Zinta fuming after an umpiring howler in DC vs KXIP match

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The second match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League was a riveting affair. Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab battled onerous to outperform one another on the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. The margin of error was such that even a single run counted rather a lot. Both groups have been neck to neck of their quota of 20 overs. Both groups have been tied at 157 for eight because the match went right into a Super Over. Kagiso Rabada then bowled an excellent Super Over to clinch the match for Capitals.

However, there was a second of controversy within the last over that DC bowled. It seems that ICC’s new Elite Panel entrant Nitin Menon’s howler could have price Kings XI Punjab their first IPL game of the season in opposition to DC.

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Before the match went into Super Over, TV footage confirmed that sq. leg umpire Menon had known as a “run short” when Chris Jordan took a few runs off Rabada within the 19th over whereas taking part in in direction of long-on space.

The TV replays confirmed that Jordan legally accomplished the primary run and the bat was contained in the crease. However to KXIP’s horror, Jordan was declared a “short run” which implies he didn’t enter his bat contained in the crease which wasn’t the case.

If that run would have been allowed, it will have meant that KXI would have received the match contained in the 20 overs.

Former India captain Virender Sehwag and his opening accomplice Aakash Chopra lashed out at Menon”I don’t agree with the person of the match option. The umpire who gave this quick run ought to have been man of the match. Short Run nahin tha. And that was the distinction,” Sehwag tweeted.


I don’t agree with the person of the match option . The umpire who gave this quick run ought to have been man of the match.
Short Run nahin tha. And that was the distinction. #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/7u7KKJXCLb

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 20, 2020

KXIP proprietor Preity Zinta was additionally not proud of the choice and requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to introduce new guidelines.

“I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic, did 6 days of Quarantine and 5covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time @BCCI introduces new rules. This cannot happen every year. #DCvKXIP @lionsdenkxip,” Zinta tweeted.


I travelled enthusiastically throughout a pandemic,did 6 days of Quarantine & 5covid assessments with a smile however that one Short Run hit me onerous. What’s the purpose of automation if it can’t be used? It’s time @BCCI introduces new guidelines.This can’t occur yearly. #DCvKXIP @lionsdenkxip https://t.co/uNMXFJYfpe

— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 21, 2020

Chopra and former Delhi Daredevils coach Trent Woodhill additionally criticised the umpiring and that automation wasn’t used.


One quick that wasn’t. Technology should take over in these cases…..however that’s attainable if just the third umpire noticed it in time. What if #KXIP don’t make it to the ultimate 4 by 2 factors?? Tight #IPL2020 is prone to be… https://t.co/juCLU375jg

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 20, 2020

“One short that wasn’t. Technology must take over in these cases…..but that’s possible if only the third umpire spotted it in time. What if #KXIP don’t make it to the final four by 2 points?? Tight,” Chopra puzzled aloud. KXIP can enchantment to the IPL Governing Council for a change in determination.

(with PTI inputs)

[Attribution HT]

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