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.
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.
I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic,did 6 days of Quarantine & 5covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time @BCCI introduces new rules.This cannot happen every year. #DCvKXIP @lionsdenkxip https://t.co/uNMXFJYfpe
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 21, 2020
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.
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. #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/7u7KKJXCLb
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 20, 2020