Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma was left baffled after his controversial dismissal in the ongoing game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the DY Patil Sports Academy on Monday, May 9.
The umpiring standards in the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League once again came into the limelight after a contentious decision by the third umpire that saw Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma walked back to the pavilion after scoring just 2 runs.
Well, things started off in a terrible way for Mumbai in the second innings as they lost the big wicket of Rohit Sharma in a controversial way. Rohit was caught behind by keeper Sheldon Jackson off the bowling of Tim Southee for 2 off 6 balls in the first over the innings.
Southee bowled the first over and it was on the last delivery when he got the chance to get better off Rohit Sharma. He went past Rohit’s edge on the leg side, which hit the thigh pad as Jackson took a one-handed stunner behind the stumps.
The on-field umpire gave it not out before Jackson convinced the captain Shreyas Iyer to take the DRS call. In the replays, the ultra-edge witnessed spikes on the snickometer when the ball was close to Rohit’s bat. However, many noticed that there were some spikes even before the ball came close to Sharma’s bat. Third-umpire asked the on-field umpire to change the decision to ‘out’.
Rohit Sharma was himself left in disbelief after the decision of the umpire as he shook his head before he walked back to the pavilion.
Meanwhile, fans on social media are divided into two parts and are currently debating the controversial dismissal. Among many, popular sports journalist Vikrant Gupta also took to his Twitter and expressed his opinion about the same. He wrote:
“How can the third umpire not see what we saw? Rohit was NOT OUT #MIvsKKR”
Check out the Tweet:
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 9, 2022
Check out the reactions of fans:
This is the actual screenshot. Show me the gap here. pic.twitter.com/tCDj9H8SiY
— Mrinmoy Sengupta (@mrin_sg) May 9, 2022
Ig , ye not out hona chahiye bcz ye bat se connect nhi hua hai, bat ka sound ke wajah se spike hai. Same as Virat Kohli 3rd test against sa , anyone remember? & He's given not out.
— Biki Sharma. (@bikisha54951136) May 9, 2022
And if there is a technical glitch then 3rd umpire should take decisions instead of being a puppet otherwise what will be the use of a third umpire.#RohitSharma
— मयंक तिवारी 🇮🇳 (@MayankTiwari45) May 9, 2022
Ek frame Frontfoot se dekho sir. pic.twitter.com/oxbJREFXKb
— Anshuman Gautam (@United_Emerald) May 9, 2022
Sir there was continuous noice in ultra edge. And a CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE is needed to overturn the decision. Was this conclusive??
Look at this frame clear gape pic.twitter.com/lwu0BMnaWn
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) May 9, 2022
Its clear out!!
— Tatya Vinchu (@Ramrcb1832) May 9, 2022
Hum v roye the 🙁 pic.twitter.com/YDCjlffpHI
— Giga Chad🇮🇳 💙 (@GigaChad018) May 9, 2022