Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra has scrutinized the absence of adaptability in the laws of cricket, which added to Matthew Wade’s excusal during the Gujarat Titans’ (GT) innings in Thursday’s (May 19) IPL 2022 experience against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Wade was given out leg-before-wicket by the on-field umpire while playing a sweep shot off Glenn Maxwell’s bowling.

The Gujarat Titans wicketkeeper assessed the choice quickly yet the call was not switched as ultra-edge didn’t show a spike despite the fact that the ball appeared to have veered off from its way in the wake of passing the bat.

Matthew Wade (Image Credits: IPL)
Matthew Wade (Image Credits: IPL)

Aakash Chopra Has His Say On Matthew Wade’s Controversial Dismissal

While pondering the Gujarat Titans’ batting exertion in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra had the accompanying to say regarding Wade’s excusal:

“Maxi (Maxwell) took a brilliant catch of Shubman Gill. After that, Matthew Wade was there. There were a lot of discussions if it was out or not, he was not out but the third umpire’s hands are tied these days because there is no flexibility in the law, there is no common sense.”

Matthew Wade (Image Credits: IPL)
Matthew Wade (Image Credits: IPL)

The former India player added that the third umpire shouldn’t utilize only the innovative proof while going with the decisions Chopra elaborated:

“You are seeing that it has gone after hitting the bat but ultra-edge is saying that it has not hit, so he was given out, thank you.

“Involve the third umpire a little more, if the on-field umpire has made a mistake or if the technology is not saying the right thing, please go for it, you correct it but the permission is not there.”

Wade, who has not had an extraordinary IPL 2022, was displeased by the choice. He vented his indignation when he got back to the changing area, fiercely tossing his bat and helmet and crushing a couple of things.

Wriddhiman Saha’s Injury Can Be A Cause Of Concern For GT: Aakash Chopra

While commending Wriddhiman Saha’s thump against RCB, Aakash Chopra brought up that the opener’s injury could be a worry for the Gujarat Titans. The latter observed:

“Wriddhiman Saha batted really well. If he hadn’t gotten run out, I feel he would have scored 50-60. Let’s also remember that a hamstring problem has come, it could be a huge issue when Gujarat plays Qualifier 1, if Saha is not there, this team could have a problem.”

Wriddhiman Saha GT
Wriddhiman Saha GT (Image Credits: Twitter)

The presumed commentator additionally valued Hardik Pandya for being back among the runs after a lean patch. Aakash Chopra stated:

“Hardik Pandya finally, the old Hardik Pandya was seen slightly which was good to see. Scoring runs is necessary – you command respect, you don’t demand respect and you can only command when runs come from your bat. Miller was actually very good.”

While Pandya top-scored for the Gujarat Titans with a 62-run knock, Saha and David Miller contributed 31 and 34 runs respectively. Their endeavors assisted the table-clinchers with setting a nice 169-run target for RCB, yet Faf du Plessis’ side dominated the game by eight wickets with eight balls in excess.

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