Within the 19th over of the sport between Chennai Tremendous Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, an incident together with umpire Paul Reiffel and CSK captain MS Dhoni sparked debate on social media platforms.
Dhoni, together with bowler Shardul Thakur, expressed their protest after Reiffel started to stretch his arms to name a large ball. The earlier supply was additionally a large, which additional amplified the protest.
Reiffel, then, seemingly modified his choice as he turned to the duo and determined to not name a large.
— ✨💫 (@Kourageous__) October 13, 2020
SRH captain David Warner wasn’y shy to precise his shock on the change of choice. The supply was outdoors the mark and went previous Rashid Khan’s bat.
Khan’s accomplice on the non-striker’s finish, Shahbaz Nadeem was additionally seen having a chat with the umpire followling the choice to vary the decision.
Horrible umpiring from Paul Reiffel.
Obtained pressured by Dhoni to not give a large.
This isn’t new. Umpire’s get bullied and pressurized by Dhoni on a regular basis. It is stunning that they do not be taught.
— Aditya (@forwardshortleg) October 13, 2020
The fault is the umpire’s solely. If you’re intimidated by MS Dhoni that’s your drawback. MS Dhoni had the proper to precise his disappointment although it was a large. We’ve seen all gamers do it. That’s simply piss poor umpiring & the umpire must be fined.
— Pradhyoth (@Pradhyoth1) October 13, 2020
In response to the IPL‘s laws for the broad ball (22.1.2): “The ball will probably be thought of as passing broad of the striker until it’s sufficiently inside attain for
him to have the ability to hit it with the bat by way of a standard cricket stroke.”
Part 2.12 of IPL’s laws, in the meantime, says, “An umpire might alter any choice offered that such alteration is made promptly. This aside, an
umpire’s choice, as soon as made, is closing.”
Most keepers shake their head when they aren’t proud of umpire’s choice, Dhoni charging in direction of the umpire did not look good. Add to it the truth that he left his dugout chair and entered the sphere when he wasn’t proud of an umpire final yr, he turns into a repeated offender.
— cricBC (@cricBC) October 13, 2020
Whereas some are vital of Dhoni for being too aggressive in his protest, a couple of have additionally criticised Reiffel for being intimidated by the protest and altering the choice.