IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar criticizes the standard of umpiring in the tournament.© AFP
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has criticized the standard of umpiring in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, saying the decisions taken by the umpires should not make the difference between victory and defeat. In the last over of the innings between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Monday, Dwayne Bravo’s second ball went miles away and did not even hit the pitch. The TV umpire had called it wide and everyone was surprised to see the delivery not being declared a no-ball.
Commenting for Star Sports, Gavaskar said, “It was clearly a no-ball. We have taken some decisions from the TV umpires, who can make the difference between a win and a loss in these circumstances and that shouldn’t happen. ” match.
“Such decisions should not change the game. It is a good thing that Delhi won because it could have changed the game,” he said.
However, the umpire’s decision was indeed correct and Ravichandran Ashwin’s reading of the MCC laws made it clear how blatant the officer’s call on the field was.
Ashwin told teammate Shimron Hetmyer, “If people are thinking that if the ball goes outside the pitch then it is considered a no-ball and if it pitches behind the stumps then it is wide. That is the explanation. ” Video posted on iplt20.com.
Hetmyer played an unbeaten 28 off just 18 balls as Delhi Capitals beat CSK by three wickets with two balls to spare. With this win, the Rishabh Pant-led team has moved up to the top of the points table with 20 points from 13 matches.
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