Former India batsman Virender Sehwag has lashed out at the umpire following his ‘short run’ decision during the game between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals. Delhi Capitals made a stunning comeback to beat Kings XI Punjab in the same over to start their IPL 2020 campaign on a winning note.
Both the teams finished on 157 for 8 before DC made light work of KXIP in the super over. Kagiso Rabada, who had helped DC beat Kolkata Knight Riders in the super over last year, starred with the ball again. After conceding two on the first ball, he dismissed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran on the next two deliveries.
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In reply, Rishabh Pant took just two deliveries to end the contest in DC’s favour. Following the game, Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the on-field umpire for not awarding KXIP one run.
He was referring to the incident that happened in the 19th over of the game when Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan picked two runs. However, the square leg umpire adjudged that the second run was not complete and thus, KXIP received just one run.
It was a bizarre incident from the umpire as the replays showed Jordan’s bat had crossed the line. That one run did make a difference in the end as the match ended in a tie. And as soon as KXIP lost the game, Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to slam the umpire.
“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,” wrote Virender Sehwag.
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