THE Indian Premier League was mired in controversy on Sunday evening after an horrific umpire blunder price Kings XI Punjab an exhilarating win over Delhi Capitals.
The Capitals crashed 157 from their 20 overs to set a strong goal for Kings XI to chase.
Kings XI Punjab have been denied a win after Chris Jordan was deemed to haven’t grounded his bat
With simply ten balls remaining, Kings XI required 21 runs to win with Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan on the crease.
Agarwal chipped the ball right down to long-on with he and England star Jordan scampering a fast two.
Nevertheless, square-leg umpire Nitin Menon deemed Jordan to have failed to finish the primary run, with Kings XI awarded only a single.
Replays rapidly proved the unsuitable determination had been made, with Jordan’s bat clearly making its floor.
Worse but, footage clearly confirmed Menin was NOT standing in step with the crease, suggesting he did not have a ok view to make the decision.
It rapidly appeared the appalling blunder wouldn’t show pricey, as Agarwal battered three fast boundaries.
With three balls to go, the scores have been tied.
Bowler Marcus Stoinis then fired down a dot ball, adopted by two wickets – ensuing within the match going to a Tremendous Over.
Kings XI didn’t ship in-form Agarwal out in a call which in the end proved to be the unsuitable determination, as Delhi floor out a nervy win.
After the sport, cricketing stars erupted in fury on the umpiring determination which noticed Agarwal and Jordan penalised a run.
India legend Virender Sehwag ranted: “I don’t agree with the Man of the Match selection…
“The umpire who gave this quick run ought to have been Man of the Match.
“Brief Run… that was the distinction.”
Australia assistant coach Trent Woodhill merely added: “Use the expertise obtainable. Poor.”
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris offered some context, claiming: “Horrible ‘one quick’ determination in tonight’s @IPL sport.
“Nevertheless if you happen to want 1 run off the final 2 balls and do not win… you solely have your self accountable.”
Earlier within the sport, Stoinis – who bowled the unbelievable closing over of the Kings XI innings – additionally starred with the bat in his facet’s win.
The Aussie blasted an IPL record-equalling 30 runs from the ultimate over to spice up his facet’s complete from a sub-par 127 to strong 157.