The 56th match of the IPL 2022 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) grabbed the headlines for a controversial decision, involving Rohit Sharma.
Rohit was dismissed on just 2 but his wicket raised questions over the UltraEdge technology as some fans were not pleased with the third umpire’s decision.
During the first over of MI’s innings, Tim Southee deceived Rohit as the ball went past close from the edge of his bat and hit the thigh pad before wicketkeeper Sheldon Jackson took a good low catch diving to his right.
The on-field umpire adjudged it not out but Jackson persuaded KKR captain Shreyas Iyer to take the review.
In the replay, it seemed that the spikes were caught on the UltraEdge even before the ball touched the bat. However, third umpire Bruce Oxenford asked the on-field umpire to reverse his decision and it was given out to much of MI skipper’s disappointment.
The decision didn’t go down well with the MI fans as they took to Twitter to slam the third umpire and UltraEdge technology.
In fact, Mumbai Indians’ owner Akash Ambani was also left shocked by the TV umpire’s decision.
Here are the reactions: