Dubai, September 21
Kings XI Punjab have appealed in opposition to on-field umpire Nitin Menon’s controversial ‘short run’ name at a vital part of their IPL match in opposition to Delhi Capitals.
Before the match went into Super Over on Sunday evening, TV footage confirmed that sq. leg umpire Menon had erred in calling Chris Jordan for a ‘short run’ on the third ball of the 19th over, bowled by Kagiso Rabada of Delhi Capitals. TV replays confirmed that Jordan’s bat was contained in the crease when he accomplished the run.
However, to KXIP’s horror, Menon gestured that Jordan has not accomplished the run and just one run as a substitute of two was awarded to Mayank Agarwal and the workforce. The choice was not reversed regardless of technological proof that it was a unsuitable name. In the ultimate over, Punjab wanted 13 runs to win and Agarwal managed 12 runs on the primary three balls. If that one run erroneously deducted by Menon had been credited to the entire, Punjab would have received with three balls to spare. But they misplaced two wickets on the ultimate two balls and the match spilled right into a Super Over, through which they misplaced.
KXIP CEO Satish Menon mentioned the workforce has appealed to the match referee relating to Nitin Menon’s incorrect choice. However, the attraction is unlikely to yield any outcome for the reason that guidelines say solely a immediate change of the umpire’s choice is allowed, however “the umpire’s decision, once made, is final.” — PTI
Use third umpire: Manjrekar
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar is of the view that the third umpire ought to have intervened after Nitin Menon made the inaccurate choice. “Had the third umpire intervened and let Menon know that it wasn’t short and had Menon changed his decision, I don’t think anybody would have had any problem with that,” Manjrekar mentioned.
KXIP co-owner and Bollywood actress Preity Zinta mentioned that guidelines should be modified. “… it’s also important to ask for policy changes that improve the game in the future for everyone. The past has happened and it’s important to move on,” she tweeted.
Former India batsman Virender Sehwag lashed out at Menon, saying: “Short Run nahin tha. And that was the difference.”
It hurts to not shut out sport: Agarwal
Dubai: Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal mentioned it feels horrible to not shut out the sport after making a stupendous comeback in opposition to Delhi Capitals. Chasing 158 to win, KXIP had been wanting down the barrel at 55/5 however Agarwal’s blistering 89-run knock took them to 157. They wanted one run off the ultimate two balls however Marcus Stoinis’ twin strikes took the sport to the Super Over, which KXIP misplaced. “We had a tough day,” Agarwal mentioned. “There are a lot of positives to take. The way we came back was fantastic. The way we bowled with the new ball was terrific. It really hurts to not close out the game from the situation we were in, feels terrible,” he added. “This is just the first game. We can get things rolling again. I think to play a game like that first up was fantastic.”
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