‘Sack the 3rd umpire immediately’: Ex-cricketers react over TV umpire’s decision; Rahul also loses his calm – WATCH

A frustrated Rahul went closer to the on-field umpire for a chat but it was of no use as the final decision was made by the third umpire.
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul chats with umpire(HT Collage)
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul chats with umpire(HT Collage)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 12:01 PM IST
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While Rahul and Bishnoi started celebrating, umpire Padmanabhan denied the dismissal. PBKS went for the DRS but the TV umpire wasn’t convinced with the ultra-edge which showed a little spike when the ball moved under Padikkal’s gloves. Ultimately, the batsman was declared not out while Punjab players weren’t happy at all. 

A frustrated Rahul went closer to the on-field umpire for a chat but it was of no use as the final decision was made by the third umpire.

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Meanwhile, the incident also led to a commotion on social media. People from the cricket fraternity were also confused whether it was out or not. Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris took to Twitter and wrote, “Sack the 3rd umpire immediately. What a joke!”

Former India opener Aakash Chopra also question the decision through a tweet.

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Earlier, RCB won the toss and elected to bat against Punjab Kings in Sharjah. Kohli & Co. decided to field an unchanged XI from their last game against Rajasthan Royals.

PBKS made three changes from their game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Harpreet Brar, Sarfaraz Khan and Moises Henriques coming in for Fabian Allen, Deepak Hooda and Nathan Ellis.

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