VIDEO: Match Referee Made A Big Mistake At The Toss Last Night

India completed a 9-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka by winning the one-off T20I on Wednesday. India outplayed Sri Lanka in all three departments of the game throughout the long tour and became the first ever team to whitewash Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, in Test cricket.

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Virat Kohli and Upul Tharanga at the toss. (Photo Source: Cricket Next)
Virat Kohli and Upul Tharanga at the toss. (Photo Source: Cricket Next)

In the one-off T20I, a bit of confusion between match referee and presenter created a huge controversy. After introducing the party, presenter Murali Karthik requested Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga to toss the coin and Indian captain Virat Kohli called Heads.

The coin went rolling on the turf and the match referee Andy Mycroft said “Tails, India” thinking Virat had called tails and Murali Karthik went towards Virat Kohli to know his decision. In the video shared below, you can see that the moment ‘Karthik said “heads it is” Andy Mycroft looked puzzled, but he couldn’t interfere or say much as Karthik had already asked Virat Kohli his decision.

It all happened so quickly that nobody noticed. But, thanks to social media, this mistake was identified by netizens and soon it became a hot topic of discussion among cricket fans.

Considering the conditions, it was a good toss to win and now Sri Lankans are demanding an explanation. With cloud cover around, batting second in a T20 match is always an advantage. Watch the video below:

VIDEO: Match Referee Made A Big Mistake At The Toss Last Night