Umpiring standards have stooped to a new low in the India and England series and there have been questions over decisions involving the third umpire. On Friday, another umpiring howler took place when English all-rounder Ben Stokes survived a run out of Kuldeep Yadav in the second ODI between the two teams.
In the 26th over of the English innings, Kuldeep Yadav hit the stumps directly from the deep mid-wicket boundary and the ball directly hit the stumps. As the on-field umpires referred to the third umpire, the footage was quite clear that Ben Stokes hadn’t crossed the crease and no part of his bat was inside the popping crease.
Twitter Lashes Out At Umpiring Howlers As Ben Stokes Survives A Run Out
When the third umpire displayed not out on the big screen, the Indian contingent didn’t look happy at all. The Indian team also suffered in the T20I series as umpiring howlers continued to torment the Men in Blue. Indian skipper Virat Kohli had also spoken prior to the ODI series regarding the soft-signal.
After Friday’s incident, the Twitterati wasn’t impressed at all with the umpiring decisions. While team India was batting, there were a couple of DRS calls overturned by the third umpire. After Ben Stokes survived the runout, fans on Twitter lashed out at the umpiring howlers.
Watch the Tweets here:
— Awarapan 🇮🇳 (@KingSlayer_Rule) March 26, 2021
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) March 26, 2021
— Rohit #KL❤️ (@IamRR53) March 26, 2021
— Navaldeep Singh (@NavalGeekSingh) March 26, 2021
Not being contrarian, but I genuinely think it was equally reasonable to give Ben Stokes 'out' or 'not out' on that one… heard the third umpire ask for the stump camera, maybe that wasn't available. Could have shed greater light. #INDvENG
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) March 26, 2021
That was the closest Kuldeep came to pick a wicket for his team with his bowling arm. Safe to say the third umpire robbed him off that.
I hope all these pleases the English captain. If that wasn’t out. I need an eye testing. #INDvENG
— Suvajit Mustafi (@RibsGully) March 26, 2021
That was out !!! No part of bat was touching over the line . It was just showing that it was over! Ben Stokes was out surely.. #INDvEND#IndiavsEngland
Everyone to umpire in 2ndODI pic.twitter.com/KMHNEfywQt
— Sonu Sehgal (@ssehgal8586) March 26, 2021
I thought that was out, bat looks on the line.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 26, 2021
Indian players to umpire in the whole tour of England pic.twitter.com/DPzQrzTB52
— Dev Patel (@dev_patel19) March 26, 2021
— ❗ (@imVKohliOne8) March 26, 2021
Line belongs to Umpire
And Umpire belongs to England … pic.twitter.com/HyjXsITKM4
— Chinmay Menaria (@MenariaChinmay) March 26, 2021
UMPIRE YOU FATHERLESS [email protected]
— LUHC (@FtblGoatrizio) March 26, 2021
— Kana Sir🇮🇳❁ (@Kanatunga) March 26, 2021
— Debabrata Ram Rajput (@Iam_DRam) March 26, 2021
— Science wala ladka (@sciencewalaldka) March 26, 2021
Team England are now cruising to a victory in the second ODI as Jonny Bairstow came up with a scintillating century in the second innings of the game. Ben Stokes also played a crucial knock while Jason Roy scored yet another smoking half-century in the second innings.
The Indian Cricket Team had scored 336 runs in the first innings, thanks to a century from KL Rahul. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant also scored half-centuries to help India post a giant total.