Watch: Adam Zampa sparks controversy with Ashwin-like run-out in BBL, third umpire gives not out amid loud booing
Adam Zampa's clever move to get the better of the Melbourne Renegades batter has already sparked a debate on Twitter. The Australian spinner was earlier roped in by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for IPL 2023.
Australian spinner Adam Zampa attempted a clever runout of Tom Rogers during the action-packed Big Bash League (BBL) on Tuesday. One of Rajasthan Royals (RR) latest recruits for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), spin wizard Zampa tried to punish the Melbourne Renegades batter for backing up too far at the non-striker's end in the 27th match of the BBL at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). However, Zampa's bid to dismiss Rogers was thwarted by the third umpire as the batter was eventually adjudged not out.
Reviewing the dismissal, it was learned that the bowler's arm had “gone past the vertical”. Thus, the third umpire had to overrule the decision and Rogers was declared not out before the end of the 20th over bowled by the Melbourne Stars skipper. Zampa's clever move to get the better of the Melbourne Renegades batter has already sparked a debate on Twitter.“How can one say Rogers is not taking advantage? He has left the crease before the bowler has reached his normal release point. Completed bowling action or not it's out. Zampa well in his right. #BBL,” former Australian spinner Brad Hogg said in a tweet.
Sharing his views on Fox Cricket, former Australian wicketkeeper-batter Brad Haddin opined that Zampa should have warned the batter when he caught him backing up too far in the final over of the innings. “Must’ve warned him. I reckon Zampa was dirty from the ball before when Rogers got in and out and got Harvey on strike. Didn’t think we were gonna see it (attempted in the BBL), to be honest,” Haddin said.
Batting first in the BBL encounter at the MCG, Melbourne Renegades managed to post 141-7 in 20 overs. Martin Guptill (32), Shaun Marsh (32), and Mackenzie Harvey (32*) powered the Renegades to a modest total in the 20-over contest. Spinner Zampa bowled 4 overs and bagged the wicket of Akeal Hosein in the low-scoring contest.