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Kings XI Punjab’s Sandeep Sharma loses cool, argues with umpire, video

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mohali, umpire had deemed the second last ball of the fifth over of the Gujarat Lions (GL) innings -- bowled by Sandeep Sharma of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) -- as a no-ball because the pacer didn’t inform the official that he was shifting to bowling over the wicket.

ipl 2017 Updated: May 08, 2017 01:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mohali
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Sandeep Sharma of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) during the argument with umpires in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Gujarat Lions (GL) held at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.(BCCI)

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.

First Published: May 07, 2017 23:04 IST