Monday, July 4, 2022

IPL 2020: DC beat KXIP; Preity Zinta, Sehwag fume at umpire’s controversial “short run”call

The DC vs KXIP IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium was a nail biting experience when Punjab needed just one run off the final 3 balls. however, Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab. The scenario wouldn’t have even come to fruition had the umpire not called Chris Jordan for a short run.

Before the match went into Super Over, TV footage showed that square leg umpire Menon had called a “run short” when Chris Jordan took a couple of runs off Rabada in the 19th over while playing towards long-on area.

The TV replays showed that Jordan legally completed the first run and the bat was inside the crease. However to KXIP’s horror, Jordan was declared a “short run” which means he didn’t enter his bat inside the crease which wasn’t the case.

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Kings Xi o-owner Preity Zinta was not in the least amused by the umpire’s controversial call and made her feelings known on Twitter.

Former cricketer Virender Sehwag  also slammed the umpire for his decision and sarcastically said that he should have been given the Man of the Match award.

 

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