Sandeep Sharma, the Man of the Match for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the previous Indian Premier League (IPL) match, was seen having an heated argument with the on-field umpire after A. Nand Kishore called a delivery of his in the fifth over a no-ball during the match vs Gujarat Lions (GL). Suresh Raina’s men won the game by six wickets. (Highlights)
The umpire gave the second last ball of the fifth over a no-ball citing that Sandeep did not inform him that he was shifting to around the wicket while bowling at Ishan Kishan. (Scorecard)
As a result, Dwayne Smith was caught unaware standing around the wicket at the non-striker end.
The 23-year-pacer was joined by captain Glenn Maxwell and teammate Gurkeerat Mann in the argument. Sandeep and Glenn were in particular seen having an animated chat with the umpire regarding the no-ball which gave Gujarat Lions a a free hit.
Although, Ishan could only get a single on the free hit towards long-on, Sandeep was seen disappointed. Maxwell, on the other hand, was seen having a long chat with the umpire.
When Sandeep completed his over, he snatched his cap from the umpire in anger.
This could land Sandeep in trouble as the match referee, Javagal Srinath, is likely to take stock of the episode and decide the consequences.