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Twitterati react as Harmanpreet Kaur loses her temper over umpire’s five wides call
By SMCS - Dec 12, 2022 12:30 pm
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Players often lose control on the ground and got involved in an argument with other players or umpires on various topics as well. And, such an incident happened when India captain Harmanpreet Kaur failed to control her emotions after the umpire gave five wides during Australia’s innings despite Tahlia McGrath playing across the crease.

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Having already 1-0 down in the five-match T20I series, Indian women’s bowlers failed to do well against Australia’s juggernaut on Sunday in the second match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Australia after being asked to bat, finished with 187/1, with Beth Mooney scoring 82* off 54 balls and Tahlia McGrath scoring 70* off 51 balls as well. Although Indian bowlers had a forgettable day at the office, an incident during the last over of Australia’s innings made headlines.

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With the hope to finish things off in a good manner, Renuka Singh Thakur came to bowl the 20th over. After watching Tahlia McGrath going well across the line, Renuka tried to follow her, and the ball went outside the pitch. Although it was so close to McGrath when the ball went past her, the on-field umpires Gayathri Venugopalan and Vrinda Rathi gave wide after having a discussion. Moreover, keeper Richa Ghosh did not get a chance to stop the ball either, leading Australia to give five bonus runs as well.

However, Renuka, as well as India captain Harmanpreet Kaur were not happy with the umpire’s decision. They went to Venugopalan to share their thoughts about the decision, saying that McGrath was so much across. And, she explained to her why she made the decision, which, however, did not satisfy the hosts as well.

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