IPL 2021: Twitter Goes Berserk After Third Umpire Makes A Ridiculous Blunder During RCB vs PBKS
IPL 2021: Twitter Goes Berserk After Third Umpire Makes A Ridiculous Blunder During RCB vs PBKS

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Devdutt Padikkal survived a pretentious call on Sunday when the third umpire declared him not out in spite of a spike on UltraEdge. The incident occurred during their day game in Sharjah where the two teams are battling it out for a place in the playoffs.

RCB won the toss and chose to bat first on another slow track in Sharjah. As has been the norm, the Bangalore openers started well. Both Padikkal and Virat Kohli got going early on in the powerplay and gave the side a great start.

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal, RCB
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal (Image Credit: Twitter)

They reached 55/0 in the first six overs but the tough phase began once the spinners came in. The middle overs is where the side usually loses its way and Sunday was no different. Both the players struggled against spin.

Ravi Bishnoi, in particular, was having a ball bowling to Padikkal. The young batsman was unable to read the googlies and induced many false shots, including a drop by KL Rahul. After a few plays and misses, Padikkal attempted a reverse sweep but failed to make contact.

Ishan Kishan, Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi [Image-IPL20]
At least that was the first thought but Rahul was confident about an edge and he reviewed it. Replays confirmed that there was a clear spike on the UltraEdge when the ball passed the glove. To everyone’s surprise, the third umpire, K Srinivasan, ruled it not out.

Rahul could only shake his head in disapproval and the Punjab Kings lost their review as well. Twitterati was stunned by the events that transpired. It wasn’t the first big blunder of the UAE leg either.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the third umpire’s howler in the RCB vs PBKS match:

https://twitter.com/kingashu_786/status/1444615376856236032

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