IPL 2022: Matthew Wade’s Angry Reaction After Controversial Dismissal Has Gone Viral

For once Matthew Wade, the Gujarat Titans batsman, had looked ominous for the opposition this season, when he took down compatriot Josh Hazlewood, the Royal Challengers Bangalore seamer, for a four, six, four in a 15-run over.

However, that knock was cut short by some horrendous, shocking howler from the third umpire and the DRS technology leaving the batsman so furious that he threw his helmet and had a couple of swipes with his bat in the dressing room.

Facing his countryman off-spinner Glenn Maxwell, Wade went for the sweep to an arm ball from Maxwell that came into the left-hander with the angle. Initially, it felt that Wade had missed his sweep with the ball hitting his pads. Maxwell and RCB fielders went up for the appeal and umpire Sadashiv Iyer gave the batter out.

Wade was quick to signal the ‘T’ – the review signal – and also gestured that he had hit his bat and looked confident while talking to non-striker Wriddhiman Saha suggesting he’d hit the ball.

Then the drama that left everyone jaw’s to drop and left the fans gasping, wondering what was going on.

What was going on is that UltraEdge didn’t show any spike when the ball passed Wade’s bat. However, on the side angle, it was clear – even to the naked eye – that there was a massive deflection on the path of the ball after it hit Wade’s bat.

But, since there was no spike on the UltraEdge, according to the protocol the third umpire isn’t allowed to conclude that there was something – despite there being a clear deflection in the ball’s path after hitting some part of Wade’s bat.

And to everyone’s shock, and annoyance, the third umpire concluded that because of no sign of a bat or glove on the technology, there was no edge. The HawkEye then showed three reds on the lbw and Wade was deemed out.

The Australian was livid with the decision, his shock conspicuous on his face. Even the RCB players realised that Wade had hit it with his bat as Virat Kohli came up to console him on his way back to the dressing room.

In the dressing room, Wade let out his anger. First, he let out a big scream – perhaps an expletive – then he threw his helmet on the floor. Then he smacked the ground with his bat and upon not hitting anything, Wade smashed at someone else’s bat with his own. And took another swipe smashing the sofa!! Jeez.

This no holds barred, naked aggression from an enraged Matthew Wade was recorded on live TV.

Here’s the video of Matthew Wade’s furious reaction after the massive DRS blunder:

Also Read: IPL 2022: Virat Kohli’s Reaction To Glenn Maxwell’s Flying Catch Has Gone Viral

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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