There have been plenty of incidents in the past where bowlers have had altercations with the on-field umpire over a decision and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal becomes one of them on Sunday (April 10). However, Chahal, after a controversial wide call by the on-field umpire, got a wicket with the next ball after skipper, Sanju Samson took a DRS.
Yuzvendra Chahal was visibly angry during Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) fixture against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Sunday (April 10) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It was the 18th over of the second innings, and LSG was chasing a modest target of 166. The LSG was reeling at 125/7 in 17.4 overs before the incident took place.
Yuzvendra Chahal bowled a tossed up leg-break outside off stump, and the on-field umpire immediately called that wide. Chahal did not like that decision and went on chatting with the umpire. Even RR skipper Sanju Samson was unhappy with that decision, and rightly so as the replays showed the ball was slightly inside the marker when it passed the bat of the striker, Dushmtha Chameera.
The next ball crashed into Dushmantha Chameera’s back pad in front of the middle stump. The on-field umpire gave that not out, and Samson went straight to take the DRS call without even discussing with anyone. The replay showed the ball would hit the base of middle stump, and was given out later because of that.
There have been a plethora of incidents in IPL 2022, when the umpires have failed to take the right call and it is becoming a matter of concern. Here is the video of Yuzvendra Chahal having a heated conversation with the umpire:
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Here is the video of the dismissal:
Here’s how Twitter reacted after the incident:
Yuzvendra Chahal is putting on a masterclass in leg-spin bowling this season!#IPL2022
— Krishnadev Roy (@the_krishnadev) April 10, 2022
The umpire signalled wide to a legal delivery by
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