IPL: Questions raised on umpire’s ‘short run’ decision, fans said – Punjab is ‘winner’ not Delhi. On Sunday, the second match of the 13th season of IPL was very exciting, which was decided in the Super Over. Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the super over after the scores were equal in the prescribed overs. Australian Marcus Stoinis proved to be very important in Delhi’s victory by performing brilliantly with both bat and ball.
IPL: Questions raised on umpire’s ‘short run’ decision, fans said – Punjab is ‘winner’ not Delhi
Mayank Agarwal (89 runs in 60 balls) had brought Punjab to the point of victory. But something else happened. In the last over, when Punjab needed 13 runs to win, Stoinis allowed 12 runs to be scored and dismissed Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan on two successive balls (fifth and sixth) respectively. Most of all, when Stoinis caught Jordan at the hands of Rabada when he needed a run to win the last ball, the match was tied (both teams 157 / 8-157 / 8) and the match was drawn to the Super Over.
But during the match, a controversy also came up, which was seen in the second last over during the innings of Punjab while chasing the target. Now questions have started to arise whether the match should have gone to the super over ..?
This happened when Mayank Agarwal, the third ball from Rabada, who was throwing the 19th over, ran for two runs, playing in the cover area, but got one run . As the first run was called by field umpire Nitin Menon as ‘short run’. gave. But Ripley questioned the umpire’s decision. Fans, experts, former cricketers did not justify this decision.
Former explosive opener Virender Sehwag went so far by tweeting, ‘I don’t agree on the man of the match. The umpire who gave this short run should have been the man of the match. There was no short run … and that was the difference.
I don’t agree with the man of the match choice. The umpire who gave this short run should have been man of the match. Short Run nahin tha. And that was the difference.
A fan of KXIP wrote on social media- When the technical evidence is in front of us, the result of the match should be changed by improving the short run, it should be done in view of the spirit of the game . Please change the result of the match.